Jan van Grevenbroeck, Venetian Doctor during the Time of the Plague, Museo Correr, Venice
Venice, a water-logged city and port to the rest of the world, was particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of plague and other diseases, so it comes as no surprise that the city’s doctors readily adopted this mask. However, the use of the mask as part of a Carnival costume is a strictly modern practice.
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