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(Medico della Peste plague mask, 17th century Venice)

(Medico della Peste plague mask, 17th century Venice)

La máscara del médico de la peste estaba hecha de piel, con dos cristales para poder ver sin dificultad a pesar de los vapores que emitían los cuerpos en descomposición.  Tenía forma de pico porque al final se introducían hierbas y algunas flores para disfrazar los malos olores de los enfermos. Medico della Peste

La máscara del médico de la peste estaba hecha de piel, con dos cristales para poder ver sin dificultad a pesar de los vapores que emitían los cuerpos en descomposición. Tenía forma de pico porque al final se introducían hierbas y algunas flores para disfrazar los malos olores de los enfermos. Medico della Peste

Medico della Peste - Halloween sketch

Medico della Peste - Halloween sketch

traditional venetian masks

traditional venetian masks

The most frightening of the bunch is the Medico della Peste or the Plague Doctor. A long beaked nose, overcoat and white gloves were thought to serve as protection during the 17th-century outbreak of the plague.

The most frightening of the bunch is the Medico della Peste or the Plague Doctor. A long beaked nose, overcoat and white gloves were thought to serve as protection during the 17th-century outbreak of the plague.

medico della peste by Matriarch667

medico della peste by Matriarch667

Medico Della Peste mask- The Medico Della Peste mask covers half the face and has a long beak protruding over the nose. The mask design originated in the 16th century from a French doctor, Charles de Lorme, who designed the mask to create distance between himself and victims of the plague who he treated. People who wear the Medico Della Peste mask today during carnivals often don the doctor's traditional costume with it- black hat, black cloak, white gloves, and a white cane. (Tan Hui Lin…

Medico Della Peste mask- The Medico Della Peste mask covers half the face and has a long beak protruding over the nose. The mask design originated in the 16th century from a French doctor, Charles de Lorme, who designed the mask to create distance between himself and victims of the plague who he treated. People who wear the Medico Della Peste mask today during carnivals often don the doctor's traditional costume with it- black hat, black cloak, white gloves, and a white cane. (Tan Hui Lin…

Medico Della Peste Seconda - digital art by Galen Valle

Medico Della Peste Seconda

Medico Della Peste Seconda - digital art by Galen Valle

The Medico della peste, with its long beak, is one of the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks, though it did not start out as carnival mask at all but as a method of preventing the spread of disease. The striking design originates from 17th-century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims.

The Medico della peste, with its long beak, is one of the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks, though it did not start out as carnival mask at all but as a method of preventing the spread of disease. The striking design originates from 17th-century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims.

Do you see the mask with the long beak? Thats a Medico della Peste Mask, which also means the Plague Doctor Mask. In the 17th century, this mask style was adopted by French physician, Charles de Lorme, as a precautionary measure while treating plague victims.

Do you see the mask with the long beak? Thats a Medico della Peste Mask, which also means the Plague Doctor Mask. In the 17th century, this mask style was adopted by French physician, Charles de Lorme, as a precautionary measure while treating plague victims.

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