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Trial by weight.

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Names
Herbsthoffer, Charles (Artist)
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Witchcraft

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1867
Date Issued: 1880
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WITC
Topics
Scales
Judicial proceedings
Courtrooms
Witchcraft
Judges -- 1500-1599
Inquisition
Genres
Photogravures
Notes
Source identifier : 116 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)

Content: Women accused of witchcraft are "tried by weight" (note the large set of scales to the left) before a panel of magistrates. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V had sought to create more stringent requirements for prosecution under the Inquisition in the 1500s, one of which was that an accused witch had to be lighter in weight than a good Christian.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 23 x 30 cm. (8 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1996742
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17517412
Barcode : 33333159334370
UUID: 72198ea0-c565-012f-2edc-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1867: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Trial by weight." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1867 - 1880. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-515f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Trial by weight." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-515f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1867 - 1880). Trial by weight. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-515f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Trial by weight.