Clay tobacco pipe bowl with kneeling figure (clay pipe (smoking))


This bowl from a clay tobacco pipe depicts a kneeling person. It resembles a well-known image of an enslaved African that Josiah Wedgwood made for the Society of the Abolition of Slavery in 1787. It read ‘Am I not a man and Brother?’ and became a highly effective propaganda tool. It therefore likely dates to between 1787 and 1807.

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