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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 7 3/4 in. (11.4 × 16.5 × 19.7 cm)
Type:
shackles
Date:
1800-1850
Caption:
Restraints like this collar were used on men, women, and children to prevent escape and to control the captive inventory.
Description:
This wrought iron collar is formed of two pieces of semicircular iron joined together by two interlocking metal loops. At each end of the two pieces are another two rings. Through these are looped a D-shaped ring attached to a locking mechanism. The outer surface of the two pieces has been incised with a repeating semi-circular design.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Commerce  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:
2014.63.2
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/fd5ef81c14c-cf7b-4332-abb5-4e136c632632
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.2