Venezia header: Piazza San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni
Engraving by Francesco Bertelli: "Maschera da Vechia" - 1642
Francesco Bertelli: "Maschera da Vechia"
Il Carnevale Italiano Mascherato - engraving (1642)

Maschera da Vechia

(Old woman mask)

No doubt about it, there must be a man inside this disguise that is teasing the idea of the "old woman".

Not a noble old lady for sure, more like a woman of the poor/regular population, an old woman that still has to work at her age, thread spindle and other hanging parts are all working tools.

 

 


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