mask Place holder

mask (swedish), masque (french), Maske (german), máscara (spanish), maschera (italian), máscara (portuguese), Μάσκα (greek), Maska (serbian), Maskers (dutch)

Europeana Fashion Thesaurus (External data)

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11/08/2017 16:01:17
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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10183
Label
mask
English

mask
Swedish

masque
French

Maske
German

máscara
Spanish

maschera
Italian

máscara
Portuguese

Μάσκα
Greek

Maskers
Dutch

Maska
Serbian

Alternative label
careta
Spanish

Scope note
Refers to coverings for all or part of the face, usually with openings for the eyes and sometimes the mouth. They are worn to hide or alter the identity of the wearer or for protection. Masks as cultural objects have been used throughout the world in all periods since the Stone Age. Masks are extremely varied in appearance, function, and fundamental meaning. They may be associated with ceremonies that have religious and social significance or are concerned with funerary customs, fertility rites, or curing sickness. They may be used on festive occasions or to portray characters in a dramatic performance and in re-enactments of mythological events. They may be used for warfare and as protective devices in certain sports. They are also employed as architectural ornaments. (AAT)
English

Broader concept
English
English
          costume accessories worn
English
               accessories worn on the head
English