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Topic: Egyptian Dark Museum Ideas
Message: Posted by: necroloid (Nov 23, 2012 08:42AM)
Hello brethren. I need some help thinking of some ideas for artifacts for an Egyptian based Dark Museum ensemble that I am getting commissioned from Doug.
So far I have decided on a mummy's finger and a preserved scarab beetle(suitably "Higley-fied of course).
Any ideas for the third would be great. I am looking for something that Doug could sculpt though, not things that I can buy from other sources.
Thankz to all in advance!!
Message: Posted by: Allan Kardek (Nov 23, 2012 09:05AM)
How about those clay jars that they put the pharaohs' organs in when they bury them in the tombs. Maybe have the organs dried up but have the heart still beating?
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Nov 23, 2012 09:36AM)
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On 2012-11-23 10:05, Allan Kardek wrote:
How about those clay jars that they put the pharaohs' organs in when they bury them in the tombs. Maybe have the organs dried up but have the heart still beating?
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Canopic jars are rather too large for the Dark Museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Nov 23, 2012 09:38AM)
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On 2012-11-23 10:05, Allan Kardek wrote:
How about those clay jars that they put the pharaohs' organs in when they bury them in the tombs. Maybe have the organs dried up but have the heart still beating?
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But a mummified lung, like found in a canopic jar would work.

The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. There was no jar for the heart: the Egyptians believed it to be the seat of the soul, and so it was left inside the body. [n 1]
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Nov 23, 2012 09:42AM)
Maybe a small Ushabti with horrifying features...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushabti
Message: Posted by: Lucien Astor (Nov 23, 2012 09:43AM)
How about a jackal's paw?
Message: Posted by: RCP (Nov 23, 2012 10:23AM)
http://www.designtoscano.com/product/egyptian/egyptian+boxes+and+vases/imsety+iron+canoptic+jar+on+ritual+plate+-+sp1039.do?sortby=bestSellers

http://www.designtoscano.com/product/egyptian/egyptian+boxes+and+vases/divine+cult+of+sacred+apis+pressentation+urn+-+ql14583.do?sortby=bestSellers
Message: Posted by: KOTAH (Nov 23, 2012 01:01PM)
Jackal's paw is a great idea, seems to be a good fit to the things Higley creates.


Kotah
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 23, 2012 01:17PM)
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On 2012-11-23 10:36, Al Desmond wrote:
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On 2012-11-23 10:05, Allan Kardek wrote:
How about those clay jars that they put the pharaohs' organs in when they bury them in the tombs. Maybe have the organs dried up but have the heart still beating?
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Canopic jars are rather too large for the Dark Museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar
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Not really, while they vary in height, the ones in my local museum are not much bigger than jam jars. Not really a job for Doug, but cartouche's would be one option for a plausible artefact. I did find an ankh a while back in museum shop that worked for a haunted key, but resisted buying. A mummified cat would be nice echoing themes of Bram Stoker's the jewel of the seven stars. Later made into the hammer horror blood from the mummy's tomb.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3781
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Nov 23, 2012 01:58PM)
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb - she was a hot mummy I tells ya - and then they made the remake AWAKENINGS with Heston and Stephanie Powers - but she was hot too...

Yes, I love them femme fatale Egyptian undead - I did an entire tribute to Nitokris in a Cthulhu scenario I wrote once in Unseen Masters...

I'd suggest the finger be a female mummy finger...

The dead Scarab

And instead of a shrunken head - a mummified cat head

IMHO

As the objects I hope you have a related story - i.e. a Priestess of Bast bitten by the demonic dung beetle... or whatever.

tip: on my mummy fingers, I have egyptian gaffed rings on them, so you can use them for other effects. I even had a Boris Karloff Imhotep knockoff made that is on display on a severed mummy hand in my office.

So, bravo!!!

(We in Toronto are clearly insane)
Message: Posted by: Allan Kardek (Nov 23, 2012 02:27PM)
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On 2012-11-23 14:58, Dr Spektor wrote:
(We in Toronto are clearly insane)
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Of course we are! Look at the mayor that we elected :)
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Nov 23, 2012 02:50PM)
Crocodile tooth /Sobek
Turquoise nugget/ Hathor
Sun disk/ Ra
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Nov 23, 2012 04:48PM)
Not Egyptian but. . .
[img]http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/afinemesh/DSC00027.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/afinemesh/DSC00025.jpg[/img]

best,
Jorey
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Nov 23, 2012 06:07PM)
Pretty Cool, Jorey!

I like the Jackal paw, too! :)
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Nov 23, 2012 07:00PM)
That's a cool set Jorey.
I especially like the Monkey's paw lol.
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Nov 23, 2012 07:18PM)
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On 2012-11-23 20:00, Stoltz wrote:
That's a cool set Jorey.
I especially like the Monkey's paw lol.
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Manufactured by a very good friend of mine!

The skull was made by a local Northern California artist/sculptor.

And the Bone? It's a lion metacarpal!
Message: Posted by: Stefan (Dec 1, 2012 01:35AM)
Get Ed Solomon's ebook on bizarre Egyptian magick for some great material. Ed's stories and props are magic.
Message: Posted by: Bedford (Dec 1, 2012 09:50AM)
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On 2012-11-23 10:36, Al Desmond wrote:
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On 2012-11-23 10:05, Allan Kardek wrote:
How about those clay jars that they put the pharaohs' organs in when they bury them in the tombs. Maybe have the organs dried up but have the heart still beating?
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Canopic jars are rather too large for the Dark Museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar
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About 5 or 6 years ago I found these in a gift shop. They are too small for a Dark Museum routine, but you can see that smaller versions of the canopic jars are available. This is from a divination routine that I do (did not age these because of the backstory). I just did a search and found several sites selling larger versions of them:

http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com/canopic-jar-replicas.cfm

http://www.egypttalks.com/egyptian-canopic-jars-p-1312.html

[img]http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q597/bedford11/IMG_2295.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: mstgracy (Dec 1, 2012 04:11PM)
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On 2012-11-23 10:42, Al Desmond wrote:
Maybe a small Ushabti with horrifying features...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushabti
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I collect Ushabtis so I have to second this idea. Love it Mr. Desmond!


Best,
Kyle