Here is a new design...the Lady Bast (Egyptian cat goddess of music, dancing and fertility) depicted with African Wildcat markings.
This mask is carved from one piece of 8oz tooling leather. Like all my masks, it is hand carved and shaped with no molds or forms, heat-set, and painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in antiqued medium brown, white and jet black with gold accents. For added fun (because Bast is a fun girl) I added gold-plated hoop earrings to her ears, which dangle and swing with your every move.
If you think about it, the African Wildcat is a good choice to use as inspiration for Bast, because these little wild cats are probably very similar in appearance to the first domesticated cats in Egypt. The source pictures I've seen show them in light & dark phases...this one is "dark" with black stripes.
Signed, dated & numbered, this "Wildcat Bast #1" is available right now in my Etsy shop. [link]