The first recorded mention of an Iron Maiden comes from Johann Georg Keyssler 1756 work Travels Through Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain
Another 18th century source is that of fellow German Johann Philipp Siebenkees, who claimed that the device was used in Nuremburg, Germany in 1515 to execute a forger of coins, the spikes so positioned inside the metal casing that they avoided major organs to inflict a slow death from blood loss. This claim is dismissed as invention as no recoreds describing Iron Maidens or their use exist from the Medieval period.
Siebenkees story however was so successful in the 18th century, that the most famous of the Iron Maidens again in Nuremberg was constructed at this time, this candle is based upon that version inspired by the 18th and 19th centuries atmosphere of gothic spectacle and phantasmagoria.
Handpoured from handbuilt master
Size: 3.25" x 6.25"
Iron Maiden Candle
Width at base 3.25" x height 6.25"