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The Maiden

Description

The Maiden, a guillotine of oak and metal, used for beheading criminals in Edinburgh, 1564 - 1710 AD

Museum reference

H.MR 1

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Guillotine

Date

1564

Materials

Oak, Iron, Steel, Lead

Associations

Place of use: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

References

Calder, J. (ed). The Wealth of a Nation. Edinburgh & Glasgow: NMS & Drew, 1989

On display

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