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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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Smashfanful Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I want one too :(
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Suvetar Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! :wow:
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LotusDark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
magick and knowledge
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thredith Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's a beautiful mask!
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Aerisonus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful replication of my favorite Egyptian God in mask form. Your work is amazing.
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CigsAce Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Sick awesome :iconyeahplz:
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Erichan8DD Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!!!egypcian!!!*-*

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

i want one for me.....
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-)
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Erichan8DD Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome 83
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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WinterCabin Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   General Artist
Your welcome! :D
I bet it was, yeah it did! :D
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jan3ll3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
this guy is just neat (: making long noses on leather is fun ~ i like his hair/feathering <3
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's like an Egyptian Plague Doctor mask, sorta. ;-)
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grimoireintuitions Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your egyptian series!! I cant wait to be able to buy masks off you XD!!!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, thank you. :-)
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angelavengerl Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Beautifully done, looks like it came straight out of an Egyptian tomb!
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very cool! Quite a different style shape than you usually do.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
True. Long scary beak, but it turned out ok. I was worried about this design...
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blindfoldedartist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
beyond cool
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Beautiful! Very elegant in its simplicity!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love the Egyptian art so it's always fun to design another mask for that group.
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Paddyeahh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Writer
I really, really like it. You sure are talented.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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KirscheTea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   General Artist
woah-ho-ho! This is awesome, kudos!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That nose is pretty nice! well done! :D
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like this design - it's clean and simple, but it really, really works. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :-) I almost added an ankh (sp?) to the center forehead too but stopped myself, 'cause all my egyptian gods are fairly simple & I didn't want to clutter this one up.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good choice, foregoing the ankh (and yeah, that's the correct spelling) - the cleanness of it make the few details really stand out - such as the beak, and the blue crescent.

You got any more Egyptian masks in the making? It'd be interesting to see more.
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is amazing!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
now THAT is awesome!
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
this is cool. something fresh! :)
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merimask Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's a hell of a nose there; good call on making it go more down than out, that could've been dangerous. ;) The lack of detailing/decoration works well for it, giving it a simple, elegant look.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It actually could have gone longer (the beak), 'cause an ibis has one heck of a long bill. But I decided any longer and yeah, it would have gotten dangerous. ;-)
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