Ivory Woman in Iron Maiden

The Iron Maiden, Virgin of Nuremberg, or Eiserne Jungfrau was a torture device likely created in the 19th century, but meant to be seen as a medieval torture device.

The woman inside looks similar to a few of the ivory anatomical figures.


This is from the Wellcome Collection in London, as is the following print:


V0041743 Left, an "iron maiden" with its doors secured; middle, a bli

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