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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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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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