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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.

Traces of use.

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PERIOD : Late 19th / early 20th
DIMENSION : 41cm X 4cm
SIZE : 16.2" X 1.6"

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

A hair shirt is an accessory used to deliberately cause pain or discomfort to the wearer. Its use has long spread in different Christian communities as a means of bodily mortification, thus seeking to combat temptations and, above all, identification with Jesus Christ in the sufferings he suffered in the Passion and the spiritual fruits who as a result.

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