The mask was born as an instrument of magic and rituals, different
in every nation and ethnicity.
In the Mediterranean, the mask takes form in the tragicomic theatre
of ancient Greece and through the ancient Roman theatre, arrives to Venice.
Here, since the year thousand it was used to the purpose of hiding the face of
the wearer, to avoid being recognized during transgression, betrayal, intrigue
during the famous carnivals of the Venetian Republic.