Resin Bust The Plague Doctor
This is a 1:12 scale resin bust and depicts a Venetian plague doctor from the 1600s.
Plague is an infectious disease of bacterial origin (Yersinia pestis), scientifically studied only in 1984 by a Pasteur's student. The name derives from the word "pes" or murmur, because of its deadly murmur that makes the plague a disease of very rapid spread and uncontrollable always or almost with a mortal outcome.
The usual host is the flea which is carried by rats and mice. This bacterium is transmitted to man in a fatal way through one or more bites of infected fleas, in rare cases it is also possible to transmit air through cough.
Sheets, rugs, beds were the ideal conditions for the proliferation of fleas and parasites; Poor and unhealthy hygienic conditions were the cause and birth of pandemics that plagued the human race for over 1000 years.
But why build a plague doctor model?
this "uniform" was and represents the first model of NBC Suit in History. Bird-shaped mask (crow), long gloves, a thick and heavy wax, shoes or boots, a wand and the inevitable Christian cross were the paraphernalia that the doctor wore to visit the sick. The superstitious figure of the Raven and the black tunic served to drive away the evil from the unfortunate and in some way protect the operator from the poisonous "miasm" of the Bubonic Plague. In the long beak, the doctor used to put medicinal and perfumed herbs that eliminated the stench of death.
dim. miniature bust: 1/12 about 15 cm
Project and 3D Artist: Di Silvestro Gianpaolo & Simone Rasetti
Painter: Luca Vergerio