The Plague Doctor
During the plague in Venice during the 1600s, doctors dressed in black oilskin and linen and carried staffs. When treating someone suspected of having the plague, they covered themselves entirely with their oilskin and donned hat and hook-beaked mask. The foreboding figure of the Plague Doctor of Venice was comparable to ancient witchcraft rituals that mirrored the ugliness of the evil they wished to expel. Our marionette stands approximately 21" (53cm) tall.
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