This mask is modeled after Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god of the dead.
The base of the mask is made from plaster taxidermy mache (it's very lightweight and strong), then painted, adorned with a canvas and muslin headdress. I attached the full horsehair mane by hand. The collar is made of thousands of hand-strung individual beads, a mix of solid glass and 14kt. gold-coated pieces.
This mask won the 'Anu-best' award at an egyptian-themed art show in 2005. It was also featured in my June 2005 showing at Crossings gallery in Zumbrota, Minnesota as well as the local Arts in the Park parade.I can make a custom, high-quality mask for you. See more of my masks!