Propmaker Eric Hart spent months crafting this recreation of the dragon egg chest from "Game of Thrones". He not only brings us a detailed build log of the techniques used, but a video of the entire process. It's a beautiful piece of work. While you're over there be sure to browse around. His propmaking blog is amazing.
Sadly, this project has been a source of strife here at Chateau Propnomicon. I believe "Why don't you do more projects like that? It would look great in the den." was the wording used. I console myself that great art is never recognized in it's own time, particularly when your craft is mummified monstrosities.