Plague Mask. Masks are used to bring in the spirits, the shaman goes into a trance and the spirit dances his or her body.

Goth the plague doctors mask may be made of wood but his soul is made of shadows,his skin is made of feathers & his mind is made of disease.

Disturbing and Provocative Art, Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages...

peripheral-visions: Tattoos I’ll never get but want adding this to my ever growing pile of plague mask references. I swear i’m going to get a plague mask tattoo one day. I just need to figure out how.

A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

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.

Plague Doctor Mask Museum of The Plague Doctor Masks

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Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

Anatomy of 14th Century Bubonic Plague Hazmat Suits

Doctors during the black plague would wear these masks with herbs and oils that were believed to protect them from disease. They would also cover their robes & hats.

Arcane Steampunk/victorian LED plague doctor mask by TwoHornsUnited on DeviantArt

Newest version of my "Eternal plague" mask designs. This one has a full costume to go with it (in the works) and I'll have pictures of that eventually. I will also have more plague masks like this .

Perlglanz Plague Doctor Ledermaske in weiß Rosa und von TomBanwell

Pearlescent Plague Doctor leather mask in white pink by TomBanwell

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. Being a plague doctor was unpleasant, dangerous and difficult. Their chances of survival in times of a plague epidemic were low.

says this is a "Plague Doctors' mask. Herbs and dried flowers filled the beak to protect from germs and fight odors"

Plague doctors

***Quinn wears a plague doctor mask because it looks like Poe-ish, and signals death.

Na antiguidade as pessoas com doenças contagiosas (lepra/peste) eram confinadas em locais isolados. Esse cara daria um ótimo "carcereiro"

m Wizard hermit Magic Book Lantern forest hills spassundspiele: “ The Hermit – fantasy character concept by Hector Pohl ”