Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Lao Che's Peacock's Eye

replica movie prop

Screen accurated Lao Che's Diamond.
The Peacock's Eye was a diamond once supposedly owned by Alexander the Great. He had it mounted, along with another large diamond, as the two eyes to a large golden peacock statue. After Alexander's death, one diamond was taken by Indian princes who cut it apart, while the other diamond was lost to history, though it had been rediscovered and clues were left to its whereabouts. Indiana Jones and his friend Remy Baudouin went on a search for the diamond in 1919, following the end of World War I. After meeting anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, Jones decided that his quest was a wild goose chase, and decided to return home to attend the University of Chicago in order to become an archaeologist; however, Baudouin decided to continue his quest for the diamond, so the friends parted ways. Jones eventually tracked the Peacock's Eye to a Chinese gangster named Lao Che. In 1935, Jones met Che in a Shanghai nightclub known as Club Obi Wan to trade the ashes of Nurhachi for the diamond. However, Che had poisoned his drink, in hopes of both obtaining the ashes and retaining the diamond. Jones engaged in a mad frenzy to find the antidote, killing several of Che's men in the process. The diamond was lost in a pile of ice and left in the club when Jones and singer Willie Scott escaped. In a September 15, 1957 letter to Jones, Short Round claimed to have tracked the Peacock's Eye to Hawaii. According to Short Round, the diamond had fallen into the possesion of a group of natives on the island of Niihau.
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type: movie props
movie: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
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