|Current Status||In Lara's treasure vault|
|Game(s)|| Tomb Raider|
|Level Found||City of Vilcabamba|
|Level Used||City of Vilcabamba|
Apparently Lara put the Gold Idol to her treasure vault despite the fact that it was placed to its receptacle in the very end of the City of Vilcabamba level.  This key-artefact has been removed in the remake Tomb Raider Anniversary and the entrance to the valley is now opened by a mechanism.
The idol is based on a Tumi, a sacrificial ceremonial knife used by Inca and pre-Inca civilizations. 
The artefact is not known to have any special powers. When it's placed to its receptacle, the door leading to The Lost Valley is opened.
- See the shelf in this screenshot http://www.wikiraider.com/images/c/ce/Tr2_treasurevault.PNG
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumi Retrieved on 14th Dec 2012