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Above, Algerians executing a Christian slave for attempting to escape by suspending him on hooks through hands and feet in a wooden frame; below, Algerians torturing a burglar by cutting off his hand, hanging it around his neck and tying him on a bull. Engraving by C. Grignion after W. Grainger.

  • Grainger, William, active approximately 1780-1800.
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Credit: Above, Algerians executing a Christian slave for attempting to escape by suspending him on hooks through hands and feet in a wooden frame; below, Algerians torturing a burglar by cutting off his hand, hanging it around his neck and tying him on a bull. Engraving by C. Grignion after W. Grainger. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 32.8 x 21.3 cm

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Algerine method of executing a Christian for attempting to escape from slavery. Algerine method of punishing a criminal found guilty of committing burglary. Grainger delin. Grignion sculp.

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Wellcome Library no. 43414i

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