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Air and Parchment: Shame Masks  wow-medieval shame mask for gossiping folks, note the bell at the top that would ring- signifying a "wagging" tongue

Air and Parchment: Shame Masks wow-medieval shame mask for gossiping folks, note the bell at the top that would ring- signifying a "wagging" tongue

Masks Worn By Petty Criminals. Museum of Torture, Prague

Prague, Czech Republic is known to be a beautiful & romantic city. Yet it's home to unusual sites like the Museum of Torture.

Image Of The Day - Mask Of Shame - Worn In Ancient Times As Punishment For Gossiping - MessageToEagle.com

Schandmaske, or Mask of Shame, Germany, century. The mask was used to control and or condemn behaviors -- individuals who committed a social faux pas (or crime) would have to wear it, revealing to their community what they had done.

Medieval Crime Museum- Shame mask, Passau, Germany 17th century. The shame mask is in the shape of a so called, “Wild man.” The mask was worn by men who lead a “wild way of life.”

The shame mask is in the shape of a so called, “Wild man.” This mask was worn as a punishment for men who lead a “wild way of life" in Medieval times.

Shame Mask | by Mike A.

Worn as punishment to shame a person convicted of a minor crime. From the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

Ripley's Believe It or Not: Inquisition Torture Mask - boiling oil was poured through the ear funnels

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Myrtle Beach Picture: Inquisition Torture Mask - boiling oil was poured through the ear funnels - Check out TripAdvisor members' candid photos and videos of Ripley's Believe It or Not!