Wooden rods are assembled on a thin base. To the top of these rods is attached a dummy head styled in an Egyptian motif. Next, a fabric drape is placed around the structure and the unit is rotated so the magician can add some touch-up makeup to the face. Once done, the three poles are removed from the drape, yet the structure still stands! When the unit is turned back around it is apparent that it has been given life. The figure steps off the base to take a well deserved bow.