Plague Doctor Hat and mask in Black Leather van TomBanwell on Etsy - This is a classical plague doctor's hat, modeled after the engraving by Paul Fürst done in It is part of the historical plague doctor's costume.
The Black Death, 1348 - Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later,
BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.