Friday, 4 May 2012

Plague Doctor Masquerade Mask

The Medico Della Peste (plague doctor) with its long beak is one of the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks. The striking design has a macabre history originating from 17th century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims.

The mask is white consisting of a hollow beak and round eye holes covered with crystal discs creating a bespectacled effect & looks very strange