But one night, under cover of darkness, and further concealed in a most cunning disguisement
, a desperate burglar slid into his happy home, and robbed them all of everything.
So too is Venus in disguisement, in a costume made from a camicia da giorno painted with gold rays at the breast, and with huge pearls suspended from the hem of her robe (much like the pearls described by chroniclers decorating the lavish outfits worn at the feasts and jousts).
And the same is true of the equally posthumous portrait of her in the Stanze, where she is also described in a disguisement, wearing a painted masquerade dress.
Each is in disguisement (mascherata), acting the role of one of the Magi.
105) In 1645, around the same time Governor Bradford was writing his Dialogue and noting the "excesses" of some in Plymouth, he oversaw the passage of a single sumptuary law, which disallowed inhabitants to "use any such disguisements
visors strang apparel or the like to .