On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
Unidentified
Date
before 1863
Medium
wrought iron
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 1/8 x 14 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (10.5 x 37.8 x 9.8 cm)
Description
A set of wrought iron leg shackles consisting of an iron bolt with a pair of loops slid onto it through a hole in each end of the loop. One end of the bar is fixed closed by an integral metal flange large enough to prevent the loops from being removed. The other end of the bar, which ends in an eye, is locked by a large lock washer inserted upon application of the shackles around the legs.
Place made
Africa
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Type
shackles
Topic
Africa
Middle Passage
Slavery
Trans Atlantic slave trade
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.10.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547b46b55-750a-4a85-840a-9a4748aa593e

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