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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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StainedGlassJesus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i absolutely adore this piece!
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the-picture-girl Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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quirkyslayer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I LOVE THIS! IT'S SO GORGEOUS. BEAUTIFUL JOB CHICA!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Merytsetesh Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Caliente!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gracias!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god! this is unbelievable. i commend you! i want this.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :-)
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lauren-el Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Wow this is amazing.... I love it :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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psychopath1985 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
ohh isis.. the mother of Egypt... :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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petrova Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist
I really like the hair :clap:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's all stylized and plaited and braided...I kept it geometrical on purpose, to make her seem more than human. :-)
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petrova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist
Yeah and it came out as a really nice touch actually.
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
You have no idea how awesome this timing is...

I've been trying to create an "Egyptian Warrior" woman look for one of my characters. While the mask doesn't match the helmet I intend to use it gives me a variation on the theme to step back and compare with.

Thanks!
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Google "Isis" too...there are several designs from antiquity that I drew from to get to this.
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Medic-kun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Very cool, headdress is beautiful.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was unsure about it but it ended up working out.
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MorRokko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This came out wonderful!!! :love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) It was a stretch for me but I like the way it turned out in the end.
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MorRokko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
LOL i totally understand, people isnt my artistic strength either, BUT this looks quite amazing, i bet you sell this quick.
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