Tuesday, February 14, 2023

More on that Golden Calf from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)

Since I posted about the auction of the Golden Calf from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) at Christie's, a fellow visitor of the blog posted some extensive information on it. I highly recommend you go back and read the comments by HSC.

With that being said, it seems this has created more of a mystery than anything else. Was the prop sold at Christie's not the one used in the movie? From the info I gathered from HSC, here are side by side comparisons of the many Golden Calf.


Above: The Golden Calf sold at Christie's. Looks different than the one in the movie.

Above and below: Another Golden Calf, displayed at the Museo des Cinema in Torino, Italy. This one looks more like the one in the movie. The main problem with the comparison is the golden sheen seen in the photo from the movie. To make it more clear...



...here at B&W photos of the calf. The surface is more like the calf displayed in Italy than the one sold at Christie's. The prop in Italy is the real deal. I suspect that the prop sold at Christie's is a prototype that was used as reference and it was never meant to be seen in the final movie. That's my only explanation. 

Thanks to HSC for this fun tidbit!

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