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Amanda
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(5/31/07 11:38 am)


Help with a mask
Hi people,

nice to be here. Hey, listen I don't know if this is in your alley but I would like some help with this mask:

[img] images13.snimka.bg/002198092.jpg [/img]

I would like to find out what kind of people wore this and in what occasion. Looks European - Central ot West - and maybe is for some (dark) ritual? Any help? Any ideas where to find out or ask? Thanks a lot!

Amanda

Edited by: Amanda at: 5/31/07 11:40 am
Richard Parks
Registered User
(5/31/07 12:16 pm)


Re: Help with a mask
It's a little hard to tell from that picture, but I'll take a shot. With the long nose my first thought was "tengu," but I'm pretty sure it's Venetian.

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Amanda
Registered User
(5/31/07 6:18 pm)


Re: Help with a mask
Good stuff, Richard! Thank you for your opinion. This "tengu" idea looks interesting and helps a lot. About the Venetian - well I am not sure because of the huge variety and vast meanings/purposes... Anyway, I wrote an e-mail to a certain web site that deals with the Venetian masks and history so will wait for their response... Curious to see what they have to say.

Gardner Productions
Registered User
(5/31/07 7:18 pm)


Re: Help with a mask
My first thought was Venitian as well.. but that mask looks a little different, and creepy

moonway
Registered User
(6/1/07 6:11 pm)


Re: Help with a mask
Could it be from the commedia dell'arte? If so, it would turn up in Venice for Carneval.

Kaleigh Way

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(6/1/07 6:22 pm)


Re: Help with a mask
It definitely looks commedia dell'arte.

The lighting in which it was shot does a great deal to make the effect creepier

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