The Scold – Limited Edition – Lino Cut Print – Scold’s Bridal
This piece was inspired by seeing an image of a particular type of Scold’s Bridal, (a nightmare device used to punish “gossiping” women, fixed like a metal cage on the head with a metal plate at mouth level to hold the tongue down or cut it should it move). This one has an added bell on top for humiliating the “scold”, and I believe is housed in a German museum.
The woman depicted, however, is no stranger to the bridal, and is a regular “offender”. She is new to the bell model, and points at it in exasperation and loudly but stifled says the other title for this piece, which is “A f****** bell?”£20.95 Sold by: Tarraway Hoofpress