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Penalties of Shame and Honor
The Devices of Medieval Torture
Following are some of the shame and torture devices
represented at the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum in Rothenburg,
Germany. Check out the devices with a descripton of the crime and
for whom they were meant to punish. Students, be sure to note the
"Donkey of Shame."
|| 1. Wooden Ruff. For women who violated clothing
2. Mask of Shame. For women. The long tongue and big ears
symbolize gossip and nosiness.
3. Rosary. Church punishment for people who did not go to
church, or fell asleep during the service.
4. Mask of Shame (with long snout).
5. Drunk Barrel. For bibbers.
6. Mask of Shame. For men who acted like a swine.
7. Chastity belt. Used to guarantee faithfulness of the wife.
8. Double-neck-violin. For two quarrelsome women.
13. Stock. For men on pain of being exposed publicly.
14. Iron Maiden. A mantle of infamy for women and girls,
15. Mask of Shame. For men.
16. Donkey of Shame. For lazy pupils.
17. Spiked-chair. An instrument of torture from the witch
18. Neck-violin. Degrading punishment for women and girls.
19. Shame-flute. For bad musicians.
Penalties of Shame
& Honor III -
The Crimes and Their Penalties
Penalties of Shame & Honor
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