Murano blown handmade black glass sculpture - The Plague Doctor

€778.69

Murano blow glass sculpture "The Plague Doctor" 

In the past centuries, Venice was hit by the plague several times. 

The "armor" of the plague doctor was born during the epidemic in 1630, and it covered the doctor until the feet, while hands and heads were covered by gloves and headgear.

The brand Vetro artistico® Murano certifies and guarantees that the piece you purchased was manufactured on the island of Murano according to the millenary tradition of making the vetro.

The brand is the only proof of origin provided by the Italian government in accordance with Law No. 70 (adopted on 23/12/1994) to protect the authenticity of Murano glass.

More information on www.promovetro.com.

Murano blown handmade white glass glass sculpture in black colour

"The Plague Doctor"

In the past centuries, Venice was hit by the plague several times.

The "armor" of the plague doctor was born during the epidemic in 1630, and it covered the doctor until the feet, while hands and heads were covered by gloves and headgear.

The crooked beak, charachteristic of the mask, was meant to be used as container of herbs which, by that time, were believed to prevent the doctor to be infected by the plague.

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Data sheet

Dimensions
Height 62 cm - 24.40 inches
Color
Black

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