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Wrought iron "Scold's bridle" mask, late 17th C
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17th century
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Kim J. Nazzi

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Wrought iron "Scold's bridle" mask, late 17th C

A "scold's bridle" in wrought iron, used as a form of public humiliation and torture for those accused of infidelity and prostitution, but also to punish (mostly female) quarrelers and gossipers. This iron mask was fixed on the victim's head, while the mouthpiece entered the mouth and prevented the person from speaking, but also from eating and drinking. The victim was obliged to wear this mask for several hours or even longer and was often led through the streets to be humiliated. The pig ears on either side of the mask, contributed to this.

Probably from Germany, late 17th century.

Provenance: from an important private collection of torture instruments in Italy.

It is an extremely rare mask and is in perfect condition with a beautiful surface patina.

The age and authenticity are guaranteed unconditionally.

Kim J. Nazzi

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