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Industrial Anubis and Bast Masks by merimask Industrial Anubis and Bast Masks by merimask
I don't usually do intentional mask pairs, but for these two I just felt like it. I have these wonderful old blackened steel gears from some broken clocks, and the black-against-gold looked so pretty I made a pair to match.

Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld/afterlife, while Bast is all about fertility, dance, and music. They seem like an odd couple but I like to think that opposites attract. :) These industrialized Egyptian gods are kind of my updated take on the theme; the gears are all still "circles", to my mind evocative of the Ra sun disc seen displayed on most of ancient Egypt's gods. Also, there's something thematically correct about vintage clock parts paired with ancient gods of a lost religion...both are not really functional and yet, still beautiful. They can be appreciated for their aesthetics instead of their utility.

Made entirely by me, entirely by hand. Leather, clock bits, brass hardware, acrylic paint and love.

Although they could be a nice pair, I am offering them separately in my online Etsy shop.
Bast is here: [link]
Anubis is here: [link]
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
They're absolutely gorgeous! :love:
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Thwack-Sandwich Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Interesting description. Gold and black are always effective together, quite an elegant look as well.
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Superovermind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice, I thought for a moment it was like, a male and female Anubis theme, but the smaller one I realized was to kitty shaped :3 beautiful job though :D
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CrossbowROoF Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Oh, wow! Those are amazing!
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
The beaded (collars? mantles? Not sure what to call them) are a great touch. Nice work!
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Masktastic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful, I love the contrast of the red background :)
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Wen-Tzimisce Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW Great job!
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Wen-Tzimisce Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW Great job!
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