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5074Re: [ANE-2] Crucifixion

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  • nick smith
    May 12, 2007
      The two pics shown dipict the Assyrian king Ansasurpal (appologies for the spelling) flaying POWs after campaining in northen Mesopotamia.The POWs are soldiers being flayed in front of their children.I'll try find a clearer reference forb the image and post,but these images also have nothing to do with crucifixion.

      Hope this helps,

      Nick Smith

      Antonio Lombatti <antonio.lombatti@...> wrote:

      I have no expertise in ancient Art History, therefore I posted the
      image so that some of could judge it. Probably, it has nothing to do
      with crucifixion, as you suggested; however, I think that she (I mean
      the hung woman) should not be dancing with her wrists tied and
      completely naked.

      The picture is labelled and dated as I wrote in my previous post.
      However, I have lots of doubts about it. I've seen it in an Italian
      paper on death penalties in Antiquity and as for the above image it
      says it comes from M. Torelli _Etruria. Guida Archeologica_. Roma:
      Laterza, 1993.

      There are two more interesting photos (even if they don't refer to
      women crucifixion):


      1. (Above) Bas-relief of the Palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh
      depicting the taking of Lachish (701/689-688); it showa two men
      "crucified" on boards and flayed.
      2. (Below) Assyrian crucifixion by means of nails and rings

      Comments and suggestions are all welcome, since I'm finishing a paper
      on crucifixion.

      Antonio Lombatti

      Il giorno 11/mag/07, alle ore 04:36, Trudy Kawami ha scritto:

      > Antonio,
      > I am a bit puzzled by the image you posted. It is a modern drawing
      > after an ancient object, an engraved mirror, vase painting, or
      > whatever. It would be good to look at the original object before
      > offering an interpretation. At best the style is 4th cent. BCE, not
      > 5th. Where did you find the drawing? The woman looks like she is
      > dancing, not being hung on a tree; there are baskets, clothes,
      > jewlery and other figures (seated at rt?) so the section you posted
      > does not give the whole scene.I doubtg whether the scene has
      > anything to do with crucifixions.
      > Trudy Kawami
      > ________________________________
      > From: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Antonio Lombatti
      > Sent: Wed 5/9/2007 12:12 PM
      > To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Crucifixion
      > I've found an interesting drawing now kept in the Prenestina National
      > Archaeological Museum. Even if I'm a bit doubtful about its
      > interpretation, the description says: Etruscan wealthy woman
      > crucified by the Romans (Vth century B.C.).
      > I think it should refer to "arbor infelix", where a guilty person was
      > hung with ropes ("patibulum" or "furca"). The "crux" seems to have
      > been introduced as death penalty from III century B.C. and the thesis
      > that Romans introduced crucifixion from Carthaginians was supported
      > by Tertullian (_Ad Nationes_ 1,18): "Crucis vero novitam numerosae
      > abstrusae regulus vester libenter dedicavit" (J. Vergote, _Les
      > principaux modes de supplices chez les anciens_, in "Bulletin de
      > l'Institut historique belge de Rome", 20 [1939], p. 141 ff.).
      > However, this might be the only representation of a hung (crucified?)
      > woman that I'm aware of.
      > I've uploaded the scanned photo for the group at
      > http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/7218/womancrucxs5.jpg<http://
      > img95.imageshack.us/img95/7218/womancrucxs5.jpg>
      > Antonio Lombatti
      > P.S.: download it if you want, because I'll remove the file in a
      > couple of days. (:-)
      > Il giorno 29/apr/07, alle ore 23:25, pierredarwin ha scritto:
      > > A question out of a discussion of the Christa, a crucifix with a
      > woman
      > > on the cross. Did the Romans crucify women that we know of? If so,
      > > was this often? Any help will be appreciated.
      > >
      > > Peter Miscall
      > >
      > >
      > >
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