From the exhibition:
Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities

New Mexico History Museum


Mexico, 17th century

Collection of Alicia and Isaac Backal

Photo by Jorge Pérez de Lara

These shackles are from the Inquisition prison in Mexico City.

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