lunes, 7 de marzo de 2011

Doktor Schnabel von Rom

Doktor Schnabel von Rom, engraving by Paul Fürst (after J Columbina), Rome 1656.
A medical doctor equipped for visiting patients afflicted with the plague: a waxed long cloak, face covered with a mask, eyes secured behind crystal, and pleasantly smelling spices are placed in the long beak.