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Isis Mask by merimask Isis Mask by merimask
Here's another mask that was a departure for me. I don't usually make masks of human faces but this was a special request for the Egyptian goddess Isis, in half-mask form

I had some trepidation about the headdress...seemed evocative of Hathor to me but it was what the customer wanted. In the end I was pretty happy with the way she turned out.

Carved as always from one piece of 8oz leather, hand tooled & hand painted with Liquitex acrylics.

Custom work (like this) can be ordered from my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconstainedglassjesus:
Holy crap, your masks are awesome! Don't think me creepy for favoriting every mask on your page. They're just SO awesome!
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WhipSynth Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i absolutely adore this piece!
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the-picture-girl Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very neat! I love masks and I am a theatrical ritualist and temple dancer so I can appreciate these! I would love to see a Hathor mask. I actually am working on leather ears for a Hathor costume.
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Agorphia Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very different, but cool!
The realistic nose part looks funny and cartoon-y, though. But if that's what the customer wanted, then...That's what the customer wanted, haha.
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merimask Feb 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree...doing a nose on top of a real nose was fraught with peril. I decided to keep it simple...
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:iconquirkyslayer:
I LOVE THIS! IT'S SO GORGEOUS. BEAUTIFUL JOB CHICA!
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merimask Feb 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Merytsetesh Feb 21, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
When Isis rose in popularity as a love goddess she absorbed many of Hathor's characteristics, including the horned disk headdress. There are quite a few images that show her wearing it instead of her original throne headdress.
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merimask Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool...that explains all the crossover symbology. Frankly the disk was much easier to depict than the throne would have been, anyway. :-)

Thanks for the insight!
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PuppyAkamaru Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Caliente!
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