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Thoth Mask by merimask Thoth Mask by merimask
Thoth was considered one of the more important deities of the Egyptian pantheon. He was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon; these animals were sacred to him.

I've received dozens of requests to make a Thoth mask over the years, and I've finally done one. I chose to do the traditional depiction of an Ibis-headed god with a baboon-like black mane. I added the sun disc (also traditional) for an extra point of interest, as the mask was pretty stark. It's still a very basic design, in keeping with all my Egyptian god masks. I like to keep them smooth and with very clean lines.

Like all my masks, this is made from one piece of 8oz hand carved leather. Shaped with no molds or forms, hand painted with Liquitex acrylics.

This mask is available in my Etsy shop: [link]
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Suvetar May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! :wow:
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magick and knowledge
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thredith Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's a beautiful mask!
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Aerisonus Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful replication of my favorite Egyptian God in mask form. Your work is amazing.
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Sick awesome :iconyeahplz:
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Erichan8DD May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!!!egypcian!!!*-*

I LOVVEEEEEE THAT ONE!!!!!!!!*w*

i want one for me.....
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merimask May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-)
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Erichan8DD May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome 83
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NileHeart May 13, 2010   General Artist
This is just stunning! :wow:
This must have been challenging! :D
I find it hard just to draw him! XD
This is truly pheonominal!
Very well done! :clap:
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merimask May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I avoided it for a long time...the beak was intimidating. But I think adding the sun disc balanced it out.
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