Friday, January 22, 2010

The mask of infamy: Torture device

The mask of infamy brings about two different inflictions: a spiritual one and a physical one. The victims were both staked out to public ridicule and at the same time they were physically tortured. The masks sometimes had inner devices, such as a ball, which were forced into the victim's nose or into the mouth, thus preventing him or her from wailing and shrieking.

The mask with long ears represented a silly ass person, while the one with a snout or with a pig face symbolizes the animal being considered dirty.


3 comments:

a.rogue said...

there's just no limits to the imagination when it comes to the evil man does to each other is there? truly unbelievable and fascinating at the same time...

IchMagSieNicht said...

I want to give this to my boss for his birthday...along with a bolt gun. That bastard.

Sully The Uncanny said...

LMAO!!! =}

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