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OMO SALVADEGO
(The Savage Man)

Also found in Boccaccio's Decameron, the idea of this simple disguise (rough clothes, sometimes with fur, leaves in the hair, a club held in his belt appearing in contraposition with the delicate "classic" disguises of the noblemen.

The Homo Salvaticus of course is savage in the way he is loud, groups easily, plays any sort of jokes at other people's expenses.

 

"Magnus ludum de quodam
homine salvatico"

"More fun than everybody else
has the savage man"

 

Engraving by Pietro Bertelli: "Mussicha usata da mascare in Venettia il Carneuale"  - 1642
Pietro Bertelli: "Mussicha usata da mascare in Venettia il Carneuale" - engraving (1642)
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