London : Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor's gold cape worn by her in the classic movie Cleopatra has sold for 37,000 pounds. The garment, designed to look like the wings of a phoenix, helped the 1963 blockbuster win an Oscar for Best Costume Design, reported Sun online.
Taylor wore it in scenes where Cleopatra entered Rome and when she committed suicide with a snake bite.
The cape was bought in 1970 from a costume shop by a woman who never showed it to anyone. When she died her daughter put it up for sale.
The anonymous seller said after the auction in Dallas, "I never mentioned it or showed it to anyone.
"When Elizabeth Taylor passed away I thought of the magnificent cape and realised it was time for it to find its way into the world."