Anti-slavery medallion

Josiah Wedgwood, 1780 - 1836

Anti-slavery medallion

Josiah Wedgwood 1780 - 1836


Oval medallion with black relief of a black slave in chains, bending down on one knee, hands clasped together imploringly. Relief-moulded inscription round the edge reads AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?. Plain oval metal frame.

Display Label

Gallery subtheme panel Telling Tales With the passing of time, life becomes history. What happens today is transformed by tomorrow into just another story that fades and is forgotten. But we look for ways of holding onto history, of fixing it, keeping it real and alive for future generations to know. Mementoes, keepsakes and souvenirs form the subject of this display. Objects that celebrate and commemorate, that speak of lives lived and events unfolding, from the coronation of kings to the fond memory of a seaside holiday. Some of these stories are from recent history; things you might well remember yourself. Others are older, tales from centuries ago. All of these things happened once, and were as real as this morning's news. The cheapest souvenir can be a potent reminder.

Object Name

Anti-slavery medallion

Creators Name

Josiah Wedgwood

Date Created



frame: 3cm x 3cm
object: 3cm x 2.8cm

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Place of creation



On Display

[G19] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 19 (Design Gallery)
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