Serenissima - Republic of Venice
The upper left is called Bauta and is the first mask developed in 1800 Century to hide the wearer's identity and social status. The second to the right is Medico Della Peste / The Plague Doctor , perhaps the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks. The doctor developed a herbal blend to keep in the beak to keep the plague away. Salts and aromatic plants; rosemary, garlic, juniper.