Carved wooden figure

This figure is of an enslaved African breaking free of his chains in what may be seen as a symbolic gesture. Carved from wood, it is from America and dates from the late 19th century. The figure is full-size, standing 1900 mm high, and is similar to other carved figures in the American folk-art tradition.

© National Museums Liverpool

Accession reference: National Museums Liverpool, Maritime Collection 1933.17