Raiders of the Lost Ark begins with Indiana Jones retrieving a famous Golden Idol in the temple of the Chachapoyan warriors named for the Chachapoyans, a civilization that really did exist in the cloud forest of the Amazonas region of that is now called Peru. In the practice of religion, an idol is an image of a deity or god.
The fertility idol used in the movie was inspired by an artifact in the Dumbarton Oaks museum. A statuette thought to represent the Aztec goddess Xochiquetzqal. The goddess is depicted in the act of giving birth and explicated representation uncommon in our present archeological record.
In fact, recent scientific analysis revealed the Dumbarton Oaks statuette to be a 19th century fake. To date, one of the only real examples of a fertility goddess giving birth is a baked clay figurine made some 8,000 years ago and found on a site in present day Turkey. The item "Disney Fertility Idol Figure Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark CONFIRMED" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021.This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Props\Reproductions". The seller is "abdulazizbarca" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.