By way of TYWKIWDBI –
“According to Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, Teraphim were made from the heads of slaughtered first born male adult humans, shaved, salted, spiced, with a golden plate placed under the tongue, and magic words engraved upon the plate; it was believed that the Teraphim, mounted on the wall, would talk to people. During the excavation of Jericho by Kathleen Kenyon, evidence of the use of human skulls as cult objects was uncovered, lending credence to the Rabbinical conjecture. The implied size and the fact that Michal could pretend that one was David, has led to the Rabbinical conjecture that they were heads, possibly mummified human heads”
Sounds like a perfect familiar for a wizard…
Second, this is frankly an utterly awesome NPC – a woman 6 feet tall with a golden artificial eye engraved with the sun, and wired into her eye socket. Reminds me of my homie Chang, but female. Let’s be honest, not much difference between middle dynasty Egyptians and Klingons, either..