You clicked the mask for "Pasquariello", a servant or old man from Naples. It can also be played as the mask for Pulcinella, the Neopolitan servant, and southern counterpart to Arlecchino.

The hooked nose of this mask is similar to that of Pulcinella. Pasquariello was the original of the the French character "Polichinelle". He was a trickster and scheming clown, usually playing scenes with another servant.

Physical Characteristics

We don't know much about the physical qualities of Pasquariello, but he would move with the qualities of a servant--quick to react, ready to bow, sneaking around when he needed to. It is important to know about Pulcinello, one of the most famous southern characters, some say, associated with Pasquariello. Pulcinella was a servant, but also a baker, schoolmaster, innkeeper, and soldier. He was depicted having a hump, wearing white, with a tall white hat, and a hooked-nose mask. In the 1700's, Battista Tiepolo and his son, Domenico, produced wonderful paintings and drawings of Pulcinello, cooking, dancing, performing acrobatics, swinging, and cavorting with beautiful ladies. Groupings of Pulcinella characters depict a society of clever pranksters, loved and loving (many little Pulcinellas as well), nasty and conniving. He was both quick-witted and stupefied, indulgent in lazing around and readily helping others, kind and malicious. "He did all the things the audience would like to have done if they were not afraid of the consequences." (Barry Grantham). He skips, runs, dances about with silly little steps, then rests like an old man. His gestures are large and purposeful. He is a chatterbox. Some say the English character Punch can be traced back to Pulcinella.

A comparable animal image for Pulcinella might be a fennec fox.