Slavernijmonument (National Slavery Monument) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Slavernij_monument_oosterpark.jpg

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Title

Slavernijmonument (National Slavery Monument) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Taken collectively, the elongated bronze figures of enslaved Africans evoke the hull of a ship. An over life-sized woman, her arms outstretched as she arches her body backward, recalls the ship’s prow. The stern of the ship is personified by a number of nude figures, staggering forward, tethered to one another by the shackles around their necks and wrists. The rough-hewn metal texture of the sculptural surface abstracts the individual features of each figure. The memorial commemorates the abolition of slavery in the Netherlands in 1863.

Creator

de Vries, Erwin, 1929-2018

Source

Wikipedia Commons

Date

Unveiled: 2002

Contributor

Sophiedela ( Afro-European women’s movement )

Relation

To read more about the monument, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Oosterpark 9, 1091 HA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Medium

Bronze

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

de Vries, Erwin, 1929-2018, “Slavernijmonument (National Slavery Monument) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed June 24, 2022, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1153.

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