A Peculiar Statue was stored in the attic of Barnett College amongst various other junk and fakes. Indiana Jones came across the statue in his search for the Horned Statue in 1939. When Indiana Jones went to examine the Peculiar Statue, he accidentally fell through an unlocked trap door to the room below.

Sometime later, when Indiana Jones had another opportunity to examine the statue, he concluded that it was a crude copy of a Persian idol.