- While the scene suggests that he leaves it behind, given that the naiskos is a priceless artifact and given Picard's previously established interest in archaeology, plus the personal nature of the gift, it seems likely that he would have returned to retrieve it from the ship at a later time, although this was not shown.
Did Picard keep the original? Edit
Might be speculative but the original naiskos seems to be important as a find. It could be Picard donated/loaned it to a museum them replecated a model of it for his ready room. Many archeologists today would do likewise. That would explain his actions after the crash. Lt.Lovett (talk) 16:05, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
- It might, but that would be speculation which we don't put in articles. 31dot (talk) 17:03, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
- The Kurlan naiskos in 2371, seconds before Picard discards it among the rubble