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19TH CENTURY METAL CILICE (7)

19TH CENTURY METAL CILICE (7)

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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 injuries, but cause marks left by the tips of the utensil.

Traces of use.

PERIOD : Late 19th / early 20th century
DIMENSION : 38cm X 4cm
SIZE : 15" X 1.5"

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

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