Monday, September 19, 2011

Egyptian Mummy

Bryony Tidball brings us this well preserved Egyptian mummy. Something like this would make an ideal showpiece prop for a live-action game. They're not only relatively easy to make, but fit right in with the resurgence of interest in Egyptology during the classic era. And all kinds of odd little amulets and charms have turned up in the wrappings of mummies.

6 comments:

Jason McKittrick said...

An Egyptian Cthulhu Amulet? I think I'll get right on that!

Phil said...

The only mummy reference (that wasn't walking upright) in a mythos story that comes to mind was in a tale by Robert Bloch that involved a gatherign of doctors attempting to unwrap the mummy of a priest of Sebek. Needless to say, bad things happen.

Hey Prop, have you ever linked to an article about how to paint dessicated flesh? I'm attempting to make a Deep One claw with a bit of dried skin still attached, so that would come in very handy right now.

Anonymous said...

nice, but it is more of an Egyptian skeleton with wrappings than a mummy. Mummies have meat; that's the whole point.

Bad Mynock said...

Any good tutorials for mummyfication out there? Tried a quick search without much luck...

DrPnakotic said...

While it has lots of prop potential, it just doesn't have the same look as an Egyptian mummy. A few more corpsing methods incorporated into it would probably do nicely.

I have to support Phil on the request for a dessicating meats tutorial, I have a project that incorporates some rotting fleshification.

Phil said...

Ahh,, notice you fixed the name of the Egyptian god in my previous reply. Which is cool, thats how it appeared in the story.
Though strangely enough, its apparently spelled either 'Sebek' or 'Sobek' according to Google.