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.

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.

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Infographic: A Guide to Venetian Masks

Each design represents different characters. For instance, the long nose mask represents plague doctor who treated victims of the plague as the Black Death of Europe in the century. I found it interesting because the mask not only

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

m Rogue Arcane Trickster w book lantern crow spassundspiele: “ The Hermit – fantasy character concept by Hector Pohl ”

circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

Alexander reference -- circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

Plague doctor...the "beak" would contain herbs that would help to protect the Doctor from contracting the disease. It was basically useless...of course they didn't realize how disease was spread and the different methods of cross contamination, etc...

The Black Death Plague Doctor. Wore long cloaks covered in wax. The long beak like mask was used to cover the smell of death by putting herbs in the beak.

macabre contemporary surrealist watercolour and ink painting crowNE 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.

Plague Doctor by SaintYak

The Vanth take many shapes on earth, some of them are kind, many are as foreboding as the psychopomps themselves.

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