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Masks of Shame in the Middle Ages: You Know What They Are?
At that time, wearing this mask of shame was a punitive measure for minor offenses.
This punishment imposed on the guilty was intended to offend, humiliate and dishonor them in full view.
Also called masks of infamy, these are different and are real caricatures of crimes.
Note, for example, a hanging tongue for someone who has spread false rumors, oversized ears for an indiscreet or overly curious individual.
Convicts must show up in markets and crowded places to endure the shame.
Fortunately, they had the advantage of protecting them to a certain extent from rubbish and other things that one took pleasure in throwing in their faces ...
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