The Mummy (Prototype). Holland: Eddy Taytelbaum, 1950s. A tiny hand-painted laminate mummy vanishes from one sarcophagus and reappears in another. Sarcophagi made of wood, in purple and blue, with gold detailing and reverse-painted laminate decorations on lids and sides. With carrying case of cardboard and felt. Case 4 ¾ x 2 ½”. Slight wear on felt; overall near fine. This is the first set of Mummies that Taytelbaum ever produced. There are several details distinguishing this prototype from later examples of the trick, including the laminate pharaoh’s unique headdress and the style of finely crafted felt case.