Abolitionist glass seal

Abolitionist glass seal (clear), moulded with 'Am I not a woman and a sister'. The figure is derived from Wedgwood’s famous plaque, which became one of the most ubiquitous images of the abolition campaign. William Tassie (1777–1860) was a renowned glass and gem engraver and portraitist, living and working in Leicester Square, London. Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2460
Collection: Decorative art; Special collections
Type: Seal
Display location: Display - Sea Things Gallery
Creator: Tassie, William
Date made: circa 1825
People: Tassie, William
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Seal: 16 mm x 13 mm x 12 mm

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