This is the original version of this effect created over 30 years ago by Thomas Pohle.
A great piece of micro magic with Egyptian themed props. Performer lifts the lid off of a thin wooden case which is decorated with Egyptian symbols and removes three wooden tablets. The case is shown completely empty and the lid replaced. Two of the tablets are black and red with Egyptian symbols printed on them, and the third is black and gold with a scarab beetle figure in the center. The tablets are stacked together and when separated, the figure of the scarab is now missing … leaving a hole in the previously solid tablet!
When the case is opened again, the missing scarab figure is found inside. Very clever and precision made.
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