06 November 2015

Flashback Friday: Prop Makers for The Mummy movie

Canopic jars

Every Friday we thought we would share some of the film and television props from our back catalogue. This week we thought it would be fun to share some of the film props we created for The Mummy.

The Mummy was a major film production that we had the privilege of being prop makers for back in 1998, working with Property Master, David Balfour. We created a number of movie props for the film including the book of the dead and living, and a very large amount of Canopic jars- to name a few. The techniques we used to create these pieces included, sculpting, mould-making, casting and creating the sprung loaded mechanism for the key that opens both of the ancient Egyptian books. Take a look at the trailer for the movie below and if you haven’t seen it, we would recommend you do, as it’s a fun comedic action adventure! We’ve also included a video below of a film memorabilia collector who has purchased the key which demonstrates how it opens.

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