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Writing box with Wedgwood abolitionist medallion


William Hackwood ; Wedgwood


c. 1790

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Writing box with Wedgwood abolitionist medallion, William Hackwood      ;    Wedgwood
Writing box with Wedgwood abolitionist medallion: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Rolled paper on wood with stoneware (jasper) medallion
Size: 2 5/16 x 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (5.87 x 11.75 x 6.67 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, England
Culture: Europe, England
Style: 18th century
Inscriptions: "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?" across the top of the medallion
Physical Description: Rare rolled paper decorated traveling writing box, fitted with a 'slave' medallion, Wedgwood, c.1787. The interior of the box is fitted for writing tools and retains its original salmon colored paper. England, c.1790; noteper Lotus Stack, Textile curator,
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Lisa and Jud Dayton
Accession Number: 95.19
Artist: William Hackwood, British (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Role: Designer
Nationality: British
Life Dates: British (Stoke-on-Trent, England)

Artist: Wedgwood, Staffordshire, England, est. 1759
Role: Maker
Life Dates: Staffordshire, England, est. 1759
Added to Site: February 28, 2009