Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 6,720
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Pair of small "Middle Passage" slave shackles. Wrought iron, with a 13 inch long bar, to which are attached two circular wrist pieces 2-3/4 inches in diameter; smooth and even pitting and oxidization consistent with age and material. Np, 1750-1800

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A pair of shackles of the sort used during the cruel "Middle Passage" from Africa to the Americas; rather small, probably meant for women or young men.