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Plague Doctor, small doll | by Silent Orchid
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Plague Doctor, small doll

During the Black Death, plague doctors visited victims of the plague to verify whether or not they had been afflicted. Their bird-like masks held herbs and spices, which they believed would purify the air they breathed.


The doll is 10 inches tall and made from felt. His robe and hood are cotton, and his hat is made from felt.


Currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Taken on November 8, 2009