2 Opulent Blue & Gold Venetian Masks - Perfect for Partners!

Item Number: 148

Time Left: CLOSED

Value: $140

Online Close: Oct 30, 2021 7:20 PM EDT

Bid History: 2 bids - Item Sold!


Celebrate Venetian History: with 2 Italian Blue & Gold Venetian Masks - perfect for a coordinated couple's costume or to enjoy as art! 

The Bautta e Volto Mask, first referenced in the 13th century, protected and perfectly disquised the identity of the men and women who wore it and therefore allowed for maximum freedom of action. It was worn with a hood which covered the head down to the shoulders, leaving only the face free. This form of mask allowed the wearer to eat and drink without taking it off. Commonly called the "standard dress" and in time became the uniform of the Venetian nobility. The people also adopted it to be able to mix with the nobles and join them at one of the many parties. 

La Civetta Mask was one of the most common masks among the Venetians of the past centuries and was the only mask used by the female characters of the Commedia dell'Arte Theatre. Its representation can be found in several paintings, such as "Il Minuetto" by Giambattista Tiepolo, where it is worn by a woman and a man.

Be sure to check out item #146 and #147 for additional Venetian masks hand selected by C.A.S.E. CEO, Debbie Riley. 

Special Instructions

While C.A.S.E. will arrange shipping, the winning bidder must cover the cost. You may also arrange for curbside pick-up at C.A.S.E.’s headquarters at 3919 National Drive, Suite 200, Burtonsville, Maryland by contacting Anne Errigo at errigo@adoptionsupport.org.  You will need to wear a mask when picking up items, remain in your car and call (301) 476-8525. A C.A.S.E. staff member, wearing a mask, will deliver the item to your car.

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