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Whip ‘picked up in the state prison at Magdala’

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: Whip with wooden handle

Where: The National Museums of Scotland


National Museums of Scotland spreadsheet
Accession number: A.L.367.10
Description: Whip or geraf with wooden handle and long coiled leather lash, used for thrashing prisoners to death: Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, picked up in the state prison at Magdala
Acquisition source: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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