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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
leather, wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Straightened): 29 × 2 × 2 in. (73.7 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm)
H x W x D (Relaxed): 16 × 10 × 2 in. (40.6 × 25.4 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
cat-o'-nine-tails
Place collected:
Saint Marys, Camden County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850s
Description:
This cat o' nine tails style planter whip is composed of a fluted wooden handle topped with leather. The leather is sliced into nine tails and the bottom of the piece was wrapped around the wooden handle, likely held in place using glue or small tacks.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
2014.312.113
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
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/fd5c714309a-1a84-4ab0-9d81-7bb7e000d476
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.312.113