Venezia header - Riva degli Schiavoni


Here is another version of the Mattasin mask.

More elegant, elabore, surely less practical, though.

At a certain point in time the game of throwing perfumed eggs at ladies walking in the street got so widely diffused (and annoying ...) that the Venice government decided to build nets in the San Marco Procuratie (the arcades all around the square) where the noble ladies were taking their daily walk to protect them from the frombolatores' attentions.

Watercolor by Giovanni Grevembroch: "Frombolatore"
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Frombolatore"
watercolor (18th century)

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