Medieval torture device, known as a Spanish Spider. An instrument of the torture dungeon used to inflict pain and punishment. It is forced down on soft fleshy parts of the body. Then when pulled up the points close, tearing out a chunk of flesh.
All kinds of Medival torture devices found in Catholic church dungeons,;one of them the torture wheel: The victims were tied to the spokes.The torturer would then rotate the wheel while hitting the victim with an iron rod.
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The dark side of the Middle Ages The "Iron Maiden," in an image from Nuremberg c. This was an instrument of torture which was lined with spikes that would pierce the unfortunate wearer when the doors were closed.