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An Iron 'scolds bridle' mask used to publicaly humiliate

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A Belgian Iron 'scolds bridle' or 'branks' mask, with bell, used to publicly humiliate and punish, mainly women, for speaking out against authority, nagging, brawling with neighbours, blaspheming or lying.



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An Iron 'scolds bridle' mask used to publicaly humiliate. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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