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Rare old metal cilice, this piece is particularly unusual in its length and is specifically intended for the torso, this type of cilice does not cause injuries, but causes marks left by the tips of the utensil.

Traces of use.

PERIOD:Late 19th/early 20th
SIZE:107cm X 4cm
SIZE:42"X 1.6"

A cilice from the same period is held by the Louvre Museum in Paris, see here

A cilice is an accessory used to deliberately cause pain or discomfort to the wearer. Its use has long been widespread in the various 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 that flow from it.

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