The Criminal Museum of Meiji University
- 明治大学博物館研究報告 (ISSN:13420941)
- vol.8, pp.55-58, 2003-03-31
The reproduction of "Iron Maiden of Nurnberg" is told to be a tool for torture or execution in Germany in the medieval ages and is well-known as only one exhibition material in Japan. A lot of sharp nails are driven inside of capsule like a coffin for mummy. This was a device to make a skewer of human body easily and instantly, whenever the cover was shut down. Recently we were instructed concerning the whereabouts of "Iron Maiden of Nurnberg" in Europe by Ms. Silvia Schlegel, vice director of the Museum Schloss Kyburg in Switzerland. Having immediately made also our own original research regarding the whereabouts of "Iron Maiden" and grasped information mentioned in the attached list, we report it here. Mr. ODA Jun was mainly in-charge-of this research. Taking this opportunity, we would like to express my sincere appreciation for Ms. S. Schlegel.