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Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" - Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin

Flaying is the removal of skin from the body. Generally, an attempt is made to maintain the removed portion of skin intact. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x1375, 205 KB)Detail of Michelangelos The Last Judgement (Sistine Chapel), executed 1535-1541. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x1375, 205 KB)Detail of Michelangelos The Last Judgement (Sistine Chapel), executed 1535-1541. ... Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. ... Last Judgment. ... Michelangelos The Last Judgement shows Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual. ...

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An animal may be flayed in preparation for human consumption, or for its hide or fur; this is more commonly called skinning. A dogs hair usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat. ... Skinning commonly refers to the act of skin removal, from the verb to skin. ...


Flaying of humans is used as a method of torture or execution, depending on how much of the skin is removed. This article deals with flaying in the sense of torture and execution. This is often referred to as "flaying alive". There are also records of people flayed after death, generally as a means of debasing the corpse of a prominent enemy or criminal, sometimes related to religious beliefs (e.g. to deny an afterlife); sometimes the skin is used, again for deterrence, magical uses etc. (cfr. scalping). Torture, according to international law, is any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Native American Big Mouth Spring with decorated scalp lock on right shoulder. ...


Flaying is distinct from flagellation in that flaying uses a sharp instrument, typically some knife, in an attempt to remove skin (where the pain is incidental to the operation), whereas flagellation is any corporal punishment that uses some type of whip, rod or other sharp implement in order to cause physical pain (where the possible removal of some skin is incidental to the operation). In colloquial usage, the two terms are sometimes confused. Whipping on a post Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, whip) the human body. ... A knife is a sharp-edged (single or double edged) instrument consisting of a thin blade used for cutting and fitted with a handle. ... “Hurting” redirects here. ... Corporal punishment is forced pain intended to change a persons behaviour or to punish them. ... And distinguish from wip and WIP. A type of whip known as a riding crop The word whip describes two basic types of tools: A long stick-like device, usually slightly flexible, with a small bit of leather or cord, called a popper, on the end. ...


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Flaying is apparently a very ancient practice. There are accounts of Assyrians flaying the skin from a captured enemy or rebellious ruler and nailing it to the wall of his city, as warning to all who would defy their power. The Aztecs of Mexico flayed victims of ritual human sacrifice. Searing or cutting the flesh from the body was sometimes used as part of the public execution of traitors in medieval Europe. A similar mode of execution was used as late as the early 1700s in France; one such episode is graphically recounted in the opening chapter of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish (1979). In China, a variant form of flaying known as death by a thousand cuts was practiced as late as 1905. Languages Aramaic Religions Christianity Related ethnic groups other Semitic peoples The Assyrians (also called Syriacs or Aramaeans[11]) are an ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria, but many of whom have migrated to the Caucasus, North America and Western Europe during the... It has been suggested that Mexica be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... Michel Foucault (IPA pronunciation: ) (October 15, 1926 – June 25, 1984) was a French philosopher and historian. ... Discipline and Punish (subtitled The Birth of the Prison) is a book written by the philosopher Michel Foucault. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Língchí (pinyin for Chinese 凌遲/凌迟; also ling che) is a form of execution used in China before the modern era and is usually known in English as slicing or death by a thousand cuts. The literal meaning of língchí is humiliating and slow; the method was officially outlawed in... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Examples of flayings

Titian's Flaying of Marsyas

ImageMetadata File history File links The_Flaying_of_Marsyas. ... ImageMetadata File history File links The_Flaying_of_Marsyas. ... Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. ... Yahu-Bihdi being flayed alive, from an Assyrian engraving. ... Hama is a province of Syria with currently approximately 350,000 inhabitants. ... It has been suggested that Assyrian people be merged into this article or section. ... Sargon II (right), king of Assyria (r. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... According to Herodotos, Sisamnes was a corrupt judge under Cambyses II of Persia. ... Cambyses II (Persian Kambujiya (کمبوجیه), d. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... In Greek mythology, Marsyas was a satyr who challenged Apollo to a contest of music. ... Ancient Greek Satyr statuette. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Aloeus was the son of Poseidon and Canace, husband first of Iphimedia and later of Eeriboea, and father of Salmoneus (who founded Elis), Otus and Ephialtes, collectively known as the Aloadae. ... For the opening number of Fiddler on the Roof, see Tradition (song). ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ... For other uses, see Bartholomew (disambiguation). ... Crucifixion is an ancient method of execution, where the condemned is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead. ... The Aztec civilization recognized many gods and supernatural creatures. ... Xipe Totec ias depicted in the Codex Borgia, notice the bloody weapon and the flayed human skin he wears as a suit with the hands hanging down. ... The first page of the Vilna Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. ... Akiba ben Joseph (or Rabbi Akiva, Rebbi Akiva, c. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... It has been suggested that Tawrat be merged into this article or section. ... Events Valerian I captured by the Persian king Shapur I; Gallienus becomes sole Roman emperor. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Publius Licinius Valerianus[1] (c. ... 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Philippe IV, recumbent statue on his tomb, Royal Necropolis, Saint Denis Basilica Philip IV (French: Philippe IV; 1268–November 29, 1314) was King of France from 1285 until his death. ... Castration, gelding, neutering, orchiectomy or orchidectomy is any action, surgical or otherwise, by which a biological male loses use of the testes. ... Gibbet is a term applied to several different devices used in the capital punishment of criminals and/or the deterrence of potential criminals. ... Lese majesty, leze majesty, or lèse majesté (from the Latin Laesa maiestatis, injury to the Majesty) is the crime of violating majesty, an offense against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. ... Andrzej Bobola (1591–16 May 1657) was a Jesuit missionary and martyr, known as an Apostle of Pinszczyzna and a hunter of souls. He was born in 1591 into a noble family in Strachocina, Poland. ... 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Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

External links

  • 1498 Painting: The Flaying of the Corrupt Judge Sisamnes, by Gerard David.
  • 1575 Painting: The Flaying of Marsyas, by Titian.

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Flaying - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
Flaying of humans is used as a method of torture or execution, depending on how much of the skin is removed.
There are accounts of Assyrians flaying the skin from a captured enemy or rebellious ruler and nailing it to the wall of his city, as warning to all who would defy their power.
Pierre Basile was flayed alive and hanged 6 April 1199 for shooting and killing King Richard I of England with a crossbow.
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