What with the recent recovery of the stolen Codex Calixtinus and arrest of the people involved in the theft of such an unique and beautiful manuscript, we’ve had issues of crime and punishment on our mind. And wouldn’t you know that the Peabody Library has oodles of material of the punitive kind!
Let’s say you’ve had the misfortune of committing a crime in ancient China. One of the punishments you might have to endure is the application of limes on your poor eyes! Now that’s got to sting…
Description from the Book: A small quantity of unslacked lime is put into pieces of cotton cloth, and closely applied to the organs of sight.
Title: The punishments of China: illustrated by twenty-two engravings: with explanations in English and French.
Call number: 343.2 M399 QUARTO
Location: George Peabody Library