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Unidentified  Search this
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)
Type:
shackles
Place made:
Africa
Date:
before 1863
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.10.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547b46b55-750a-4a85-840a-9a4748aa593e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.10.2