2008.0036 Brass Seal view 2
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Seal (Fob)

  • Category:

    Jewelry

  • Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1790-1810

  • Materials:

    Carnelian; Brass

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    2008.0036


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Object Number

2008.0036

Object Name

Seal (Fob)

Category

Jewelry

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1790-1810

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Flat surface; "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER" engraved

Subjects

Abolitionist; Anti-slavery; Society of Friends; Quaker; Social/political commentary; Slavery; Abolition; Anti-slavery; Slavery

Materials

Carnelian; Brass

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

1.25 (L) , 0.9 (W) , 1.4 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.175 (L) , 2.2 (W) , 3.5 (D)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Catalogue] Sotheby's (auction catalogue).
Earthenware figure in same pose with inscription: London, Rous Lench sale, 7/1/1986, lot 165, male slave in same position with tablet "BLESS.GOD. / THANK.BR. / ITTON.ME. / NO. SLAVE," Staffordshire, c. 1835
[Article] Margolin, Sam. 2002 "And Freedom to the Slave": Antislavery Ceramics, 1787-1865. Ceramics in America. 80- 109.
Discussion of antislavery ceramics, including "Am I Not a Man and a Brother," and related wares: See full article.
[Book] Marschner, Joanna. 2017 Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World.
Discussion of British context for "Am I Not A Man..." theme, via a signet ring: p. 464