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Heintzelman, "'But mir ein frisch ruoten har': The Jews as Scourgers of Jesus in Late-Medieval German Plays" (95-108); Dorothy S.
Carroll observes his true believers and wondrous objects during quick visits: an hour or so in the heat of August at a sanctuary in Palermo dedicated to beheaded souls or a day in Nocera Terinese on Holy Saturday to witness pairs of scourgers splatter their blood, vinegar, and wine all over the village.
Now it is small and light, but if ever the scourgers spare the lash because of a youth's beauty or high rank, then at once the priestess finds the image grow so heavy that she can hardly carry it.