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Anti-slavery medallion

Medallion
ca.1787 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This figure was modelled by William Hackwood in 1787. The original anti-slavery medallion was distributed free by Josiah Wedgwood to supporters of the anti-slavery movement led by Wilberforce, of which Wedgwood was a leading member.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Jasperware with applied relief
Brief description
Anti-slavery medallion, yellow jasper with black jasper relief, Wedgwood, Etruria, ca.1787
Marks and inscriptions
  • AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER? (front)
  • Reverse stamped WEDGWOOD MADE IN ENGLAND. Number 11030
Credit line
V&A Wedgwood Collection. Presented by Art Fund with major support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, private donations and a public appeal.
Summary
This figure was modelled by William Hackwood in 1787. The original anti-slavery medallion was distributed free by Josiah Wedgwood to supporters of the anti-slavery movement led by Wilberforce, of which Wedgwood was a leading member.
Other numbers
  • 11030 - Wedgwood Museum Accession Number
  • PROV.3021-2016 - Previous number
Collection
Accession number
WE.2129-2014

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Record createdFebruary 1, 2019
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