London: The elaborate golden cape worn by legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor in two major scenes from the 1963 film "Cleopatra" is to go up for auction.

Bidding for the intricate garment, made from leather and gold, is set to start at USD 10,000 when it goes under the hammer at Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions on May 30, reported a website.

But industry insiders predict bidding could soar way beyond that, reaching into the hundreds of thousands.

The leather and gold garment, designed to look like the wings of a Pheonix, were worn in the two most memorable scenes blockbuster

The costume, designed to look like the wings of a phoenix, is intricately designed using thin strips of gold leather and embellished with thousands of seed beads, bugle beads and bead-anchored sequins.
The craftsmanship involved is impressive and plays testament to the time, effort and money that went into the design of Taylor's costumes - the star was allocated an incredible USD 194,800 wardrobe budget for the film.

The cape will be up for auction alongside the wig worn by the star in the same film.

"These are just a few of the highlights and legendary names we have lined up in this auction. Taylor was featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles wearing this cape," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music auctions.