I'd venture to say that the statue is made from load-stone or hematite.
The Egyptians went out of their way to trick lay people into thinking magic was involved in order to make it appear that the Pharaoh and attending clergy were imbued with super-human powers that gave them the god-given right to rule.
I'd be investigating any recently installed electronic equipment in the immediate vicinity.
_________________________ . "...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"
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