Roman mask helmet, 1st 2nd century CE. These are often called 'parade' helmets for cavalry sports use, but it has been suggested that they were also used in combat. The psychological effect of being charged by one of these masked warriors would have been formidable. A living statue, god-like and terrifying.
Isaiah 59:17 (Israel’s Sin Brings Trouble) He ·covered himself with goodness [put on righteousness] like ·armor [a breastplate]. He put the helmet of salvation on his head [1 Thess. 5:8; Eph. 6:13–17]. He put on ·his clothes for punishing [garments of vengeance] and wrapped himself in ·the coat of his strong love [zeal/jealousy as a cloak].
Models Disfigured by Wrapping Elastic Bands on Their Heads
" Dismorfobina "is a series of photographs made by the Spanish artist Natalia Pereira based in Barcelona. A series of portraits whose face was disfigured by a rubber band wrapped tightly around the subject's head reflects " the distortion of our identity when we are desperately trying to fit into a perfect mold that is not ours. An endless quest and need to be what we are not. "