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Bast...Handmade Leather Mask by merimask Bast...Handmade Leather Mask by merimask
This is Bast. Egyptian goddess of dancing, music and fertility. Two of those things are great at parties...

Like everything I do, this mask is hand-carved and shaped from one piece of leather. I don't use any molds or forms, so each one is an original sculpture. Painted with Liquitex acrylics in black, gold and just a touch of royal blue inside the ears (to simulate lapis lazuli inlay).

This mask is available now (and frequently) at my online Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconxcherry-novax:
xCherry-Novax Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
That's absolutely gorgeous. I'm completely envious of your skill.
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Owlflight-Stormskys Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Artist
I want this so badly ;w;
Very nicely done, I must say.
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Wolf34324 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
what kind of material did u use?
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:iconlynnina:
Lynnina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
This is my FAVORITE mask of your works so far ^^
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:iconayeeyahya:
AyeeYahya Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Classy! Love this piece
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmodernevampiressa:
ModerneVampiressa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I am a worshipper of Bast, and her Soul dances with mine.
I looked but did not find this mask at the website you linked to...

Would it be possible to get a quote?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like the mask. :-) Bast is $110 (most of the Egyptian masks are that price)...just contact me at the shop (link is in my sig) if you wish to place an order.
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ModerneVampiressa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Thank you much!
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ChanceMajesty Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Writer
this is vary nice!I wish I could have it lol
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:iconx-patchwork-pixie-x:
x-Patchwork-Pixie-x Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my favorite - i've got to have one someday lol
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Greek-Goddess-1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
this is the first of your work that i've seen and i am stunned. your work in this is absolutely amazing!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconrowanelle:
Rowanelle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is very beautiful!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconvrolokya:
Vrolokya Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Absolutely Lovable!! the work is amazing and the shiny colors are awesome. Besides I luv Bast...
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconnekochi-kamitsuki:
Nekochi-Kamitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bast is the goddess i fallow so to see such a perfectly beautiful representation of her like this is truly magnificent ^-^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconjhdragonreader:
jhdragonreader Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You should see mine, it's not as good as yours though.
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GothicAmethyst Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wonderful job!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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GothicAmethyst Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!!
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
This is absolutely stunning! So utterly perfect for Bast: it seems so elegant and sensual somehow. Just lovely!
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gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. Love the overall shape and color.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconlil0:
lil0 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
This mask its fantastic! really like that kind of intense colours and contrast. :D

cheers from Argentina! :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconpoisoned-frogskin:
Poisoned-FrogSkin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
I Love IT!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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NekoFlameAlchemist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
My gosh - you are simply amazing!
You're really talented! I think I will have to buy a mask or two from your website! :o
:+fav:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much...glad you like my work. :-)
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NekoFlameAlchemist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
You're very welcome - it's really intriguing stuff :D
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear, once my work picks up again, I will so order one of your masks. Every new one is more stunning than the last. Your sense of form and your absolute precision just wow me every time. Many leather masks you see at fairs and other events really are actually quite sloppily done when examined up close...
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-) I try to pay attention to my craftsmanship & details, 'cause sometimes that makes all the difference. Flaws are distracting.
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you got this so smooth and clean. REally works for it.....
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-) It has to be really clean & shiny or it won't look like gold leaf on black laquered wood. Which is the effect I'm trying to simulate.
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MicheleCobb Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Love, love, love it! :clap:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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MicheleCobb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
very welcome
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohh I'm with the last person who asked about Horus. That will be fun to see!

As for this one, very cool! I can't decide if I like this 'fresh painted' version over the oxided bronze look. They're both very neat! I look forward to seeing others in this vein, being the Egypt nut that I am:D
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This black "laquered" look seems most traditioally Egyptian to me. When I was a kid I saw the King Tut exhibit in Toronto & it made an impression on me that has lasted forever.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've fairly recently seen the Tut exhibit here in Atlanta and it was the most amazing display I've seen at any museum, with the exhibit featuring the mummy of Ramses II at the Carlos Museum coming close. I think you're right that this look really harkens to that traditional painted and stained wood look with the strong hues that their art is known for. I'm really looking forward to seeing more:D

The bronze one has the appeal of being one of those transformative illusions. I love things that are made to look like something different from what they actually are, if that makes any sense. Great trick of the eye!

Don't mind my rambling.:blahblah:
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist
Fantastic work. :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a beautiful mask. I would love one of these. Oh, how I need to get some money. X3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-) No rush...I'm here for holiday gift hints too. ;-)
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Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe. I think around Christmas I will definitely be buying a mask from you for my husband.
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LadyDameDoctorBritt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Ooh. I like this one a LOT!
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