The Brazen Bull is a medieval torture device where a person is put inside a brass bull, under which a fire is lit until the brass belly of the bull was glowing hot and turned yellow. The victim would then be slowly roasted to death all while screaming in agonizing pain. The bull was purposely designed to amplify these screams and make them sound like the bellowing of a bull.
The person who invented this, is said to have bragged so much about the invention, that he was asked to step inside the bull and scream. Once he was inside, the hatch was closed and the fire was lit under him.
This sounds particularly cruel to me.
I am a bit dissapointed choosing a light yellow drop shadow, it is too dominant on the picture.