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Rare old metal cilice, this piece is specifically one of the so-called thigh or armpit pieces, which do not cause injury, but cause marks left by the tips of the utensil. Origin: former monastery.

With its original links, traces of use.

PERIOD : Late 19th / early 20th
SIZE : 28cm
SIZE : 11"

An example of a cilice from the same period is held by the Louvre Museum in Paris, see here

The hair shirt, a voluntary instrument of pain, was widely adopted in various Christian communities for bodily mortification. It aimed to fight against temptations, while cultivating an identification with the sufferings of Jesus Christ in his Passion and the spiritual fruits that flowed from it.

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