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Hand of Cleopatra by Tony Lackner

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Harold Voit has marketed some great magic. The Hand of Cleopatra and one of my other favorites, Wandering Mummy, are both beautifully made, effective, and clever – a collector’s dream.

This particular piece, made by the German Master Craftsman Tony Lackner, is really a utility item, in that you can control what the hand points to – and it can be different each spin. But when you dress it up like this, the performance and story aspects really increase and you can perform some very impressive, and scary, magic. Perfect for bizarre performances, or any Alan Warner collector who is inspired by his Egyptian themes.

I created six custom cards from Cleopatra’s Windblown Sands so that this now is the perfect follow up to that effect.  Both routines can be performed one after the other with  the effect getting stronger and thus improving the whole routine.

Effect: Six custom cards with an Egyptian theme are handed to the spectator to shuffle and select a single one. This card is remembered and shuffled back into the packet of cards.  Now a small pyramid is handed to the spectator for examination and placed down on the table.

The six shuffled cards are placed face down around the pyramid and no one knows where the selected card is. 

Next a small hand is introduced and handed to the spectator to examine. The spectator picks up the hand and rests it on the point of the pyramid and then spins it around on the point – the performer neither touches the hand nor the pyramid. The hand eventually spins to a halt, pointing at one card only, the other cards are turned face up and none of them is the selected card.

There is one card left, the one the hand is pointing to … it is turned face up and is found to be the very card chosen by the spectator!

This effect can be repeated if desired.

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Includes: Printed Instructions.

Approx. Price: $350.00 (2022) ***

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1 review for Hand of Cleopatra by Tony Lackner

  1. Andy Martin

    Ah Original, Quality Magic!

    Harold Voit has marketed some great magic. This item and one of my other favorites, the Wandering Mummies, are both beautifully made, effective, and clever – a collector’s dream.

    This particular piece, made by the German Master Craftsman Tony Lackner, is really a utility item, in that you can control what the hand points to – and it can be different each spin. But when you dress it up like this, the performance and story aspects really incease and you can perform some very impressive, and scary, magic. Perfect for bizarre performances, or any Alan Warner collector who is inspired by his Equptian themes.

    Briefly the effect is: 6 items are chosen – these can be anything within reason, and laid around the stand. A spectator selects one and is handed the box with Cleoptra’s hand encased. The spectator removes the hand and plaecs it on the base. They then spin it and as it spins it slowly comes to a stop and points to their chosen card. The key thing is that the spectator places and spins the hand themself without any interaction from the magician.

    A very beautiful effect. Be wary of cheap knock-offs that have recently been offered, get the original if you can. (But, of course, that warning could be on all high quality magic available today.)

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