Spirit of the Pharaoh Jewellery
The jewellery was designed and made for the movie under the direction of Phil McDermott owner of Gladman & Norman and Worcestershire Medal Service Limited – Royal Warrant Holder and Medallists to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Pic: Phil Mc Dermott, Air Cdre David Prowse (RAF), Terry Jervis on a visit to Downing
The Ankh of Ra’Mun is rumoured to possess great powers for those who have the spirit to wield it. The Ankh was considered to be the source of Ra’Mun’s magical powers including flight and everlasting life.
The Ankh is the largest and most impressive piece we have from the era of Ra’Mun, the first and last of his name. The Ankh is covered in eighteen carat gold and set with a carnelian cabochon stone.
The base of the Ankh is beautifully engraved with symbols that represent the characters of both Ra’Mun and his bride Neferkari. On the front are Amun; considered to be king of the gods, symbolising power and leadership, and Ma’at; the goddess who regulated the stars and the seasons, symbolising truth, justice and balance. The back of the Ankh shows Ra, the sun god, symbolising rebirth and the goddess Isis who symbolises protection and magical healing powers.
Eye of Horus Amulet
The Eye of Horus is a symbol of royal power, protection and of good health. The Eye of Horus amulet is one of two pieces which belonged to Neferkari, wife of the Pharaoh Ra’Mun.
The Eye of Horus was believed to provide Neferkari with great insight, powerful wisdom and some psychic abilities. The stories state that Neferkari used the Eye of Horus to call forth wisdom in order to help her govern Egypt in peace and prosperity after Ra’Mun’s disappearance. Upon her death, the rumours are that Neferkari entrusted Albie, the Grand Vizier, with care of the Eye of Horus and the Scarab Pendant to protect their magic from those who would use it for nefarious ends.
The scarab pendant is the second artefact believed to have belonged to Neferkari. Made of white gold and diamonds, the pendant is a truly beautiful piece of history and one that is also rumoured to possess great powers of healing and protection. In stories Neferkari uses the scarab pendant to protect the peoples of Egypt from disease. In addition to these magical elements, there are myths that state the scarab pendant can open the gateway to dimensions beyond the tombs of ancient Egypt.
It is believed that Neferkari entrusted the scarab pendant and the Eye of Horus to Albie, to prevent their magic being used for ill.
This signet ring has been in the Blazer family for generations. It is made of eighteen carat gold and is hand engraved with the Royal Air Force motto: Per ardua ad astra – through adversity to the stars.
The ring is set with a Lapis-lazuli cabochon stone and the sides of the shank; (the body of the ring) are adorned with the signature Eagles seen on the RAF coat of arms.
This ring is fitted with a secret compartment. This is located beneath the centre stone and can be opened by twisting the top of the ring anti-clockwise. In the secret compartment is a compass that is rumoured to lead to the lost tomb of Ra’Mun, the first and last of his name.