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Baroque frame, synthetic fur, wadding, steel conical studs, leather straps, ring and chains
57 x 92 x 9 cm
ANNA MARIA ZWANZIGER, Nuremberg 1760 Anna was a woman unable to accept reality, who at some point lost control of her life and began to confuse fantasy with facts. Married very young to her old guardian, after years of betrayal and alcoholism, she found herself a widow and with two children to support. Taking into account its beauty, he tried different ways, prostituting himself or being supported by the man on duty. At the age of forty-two she underwent a disastrous abortion after being left by her partner, and left alone, she saw her beauty fade together with her every chance to support herself. Forced to work as a maid with high-ranking families, each time she believed she saw the possibility of marriage with the boss, and proceeded to poison anyone who hindered her plans. Sacked from her last post, she left after filling the sugar bowl with arsenic and giving the little infant under her care a biscuit impregnated with poison. Fortunately, the child was saved, but she was sentenced to death by cutting off her head.