Venetian Carnival Character Display Mask


"ONE OF THE GREATEST CLASSIC THEATRE TRAGEDIES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY IS THAT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF MALFI, THE STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL DUCHESS WHO ABSCONDS WITH A COMMON LOVER, LEAVING THE PALACE OF PLEASURES. THIS FAMOUS STORY ALSO APPEALED TO MASKED PARTICIPANTS OF THE YEARLY VENETIAN COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE SEASON, WHICH LASTED FOR MONTHS… OUR SCULPTURED MASKS REPRESENT AN AGE WHEN ELEGANCE AND SOPHISTICATION MIXED WITH A NEED FOR SECRECY AND PRETENCE. THE ‘BOUFFON’ OR JESTER IS AN UNUSUALLY RICH AND DECORATIVE REPRESENTATION OF ONE OF THE MOST UBIQUITOUS OF VENETIAN CARNIVAL CHARACTERS."

Decorative resin mask on stand, in a presentation box.

 


£48.00




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