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Left, an "iron maiden" with its doors secured; middle, a blindfolded prisoner is forced to kneel down before the "iron maiden" in a dungeon; right, an "iron maiden" with its doors open. Etching.

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The "iron maiden" is an instrument of torture consisting of a coffin-shaped box lined with iron spikes

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1 print : etching, with engraving

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Eiserne Jungfrau geschlossen. Das heimliche Gericht mit der Eisernen Jungfrau zu Nürnberg 1533. Eiserne Jungfrau geöffnet

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Wellcome Library no. 43421i

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