2009.0014.001 Seal
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Seal

  • Category:

    Jewelry

  • Place of Origin:

    London, United Kingdom

  • Date:

    1820-1840

  • Materials:

    Glass

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    2009.0014.001


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Object Number

2009.0014.001

Object Name

Seal

Category

Jewelry

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Lindsay Grigsby

Place of Origin

London, United Kingdom

Date

1820-1840

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Front surface; Motto engraved in reverse: "AM I NOT A WOMAN AND A SISTER"

Subjects

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

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

0.6 (L) , 0.5 (W) , 0.4 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

1.4 (L) , 1.2 (W) , 1 (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