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Masquerade Mask, La Peste (Plague Mask)
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The Doctors of the Plague

."The doctors and surgeons besides the dress, used to put on their faces a mask, dipped in wax, which used to cover the whole face and the head covering their hair so that they wouldn't get infected by the dangerous insects and they used to protect their eyes, with spectacles and the nose, with a hooked nib filled with medical and aromatic herbs which helped them hold the breath within for a long time..."

In these days of Covid 19, we are reminded of similar times to those that faced the early Venetian, when doctors would tend to the sick using this type of mask.   This beautiful rendition of the tradition 'Il Dottore' mask for 'La Peste' (the plague) has a base colour of cream with a pattern in gold relief and black spectacles encircle each eye.  The beak of the mask has a black decorative line.  You can see from the photo of the inside of the mask that this mask has been hand made from our supplier in Venice.

To see the detail of the lovely Venetian masquerade mask, scroll through the 4 images above to see the different angles and details, including the interior surface.

Add this amazingly beautiful Venetian masquerade mask to your shopping cart now.  It will look amazing on display and be a fantastic link with Venice will be a great talking point for all visitors!

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Masquerade Mask, La Peste (Plague Mask)

The traditional Venetian Masquerade Mask, Il Dottore della Peste, 'The Plague Doctor'
US $112.00
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