October 12, 2017
Hathor side... (Medals are three inches in diameter)
Another view of the Sekhmet side. The true color is a gold patina, somewhere between these two views.
The minting was done by Medallic Art Company, Ltd. , which had then been acquired by Northwest Territorial Mint LLC.
The idea is that the two Deities are "two sides of the same coin", gentle Hethert can become fierce Sekhmet, fierce Sekhmet can become appeased and soften into gentle Hethert. The designs are such that the eyes of each Deity are exactly placed to be in the same spot on either side.
I found it fascinating to compare the medal design and its realization. I think the mint used a digital three-dimensional creation program, unlike the more traditional method of creating a very large clay model. (Heidi Wastweet shares the traditional method via this link.)
Digitally created enhanced 3D render
The Sekhmet side got more refining:
(Note of November 16, 2017)
Moving on to a different project of mine, the thrones are now in place, with "bony" armatures sitting on them.. I'm hearing rumblings from Set that He'd like me to attempt putting some "flesh" on that armature I made several months ago. Scary stuff! Set likes me to try scary stuff, :)
And, a mystery. Third throne was to be for Djehuty. But I keep feeling an Amun-Ra vibe around it? Hmmmmmm?
A Bit of Glowing Praise:
"The medallion arrived this afternoon, and what can we say? It's stunning!!! We're both bowled over by how good it is. Thank you so much, Joan! :)) <3
The craftsmanship and artistry are both superb, even better in person/flesh/metal than on the screen. Please let me know if there's any way or place we can leave a review of this to sing your praises. :))"
Thank you! (Remember, I have more available!)