William Hackwood (died 1836). <em>Medallion</em>, after 1786. Tinted stoneware, 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.2 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emily Winthrop Miles, 55.9.25v. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.9.25v_PS9.jpg)

Medallion

Artist:William HackwoodJosiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd.

Medium: Tinted stoneware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:after 1786

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.2 x 3.2 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Nations Divided, 1860–1910

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 55.9.25v

Image: 55.9.25v_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular medallion, unframed, terracotta bas-relief on basalt, of kneeling (on one knee) Negro slave with wrist and ankles locked in chains. The figure (unclothed except loin cloth) in three-quarter profile facing right, hands held up to level of his face in supplication. Around edge of field is printed in relief "Am I not a man and a brother?" Condition: Excellent

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