1763 Monument (Georgetown, Guyana)

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Title

1763 Monument (Georgetown, Guyana)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery; Resistance
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Public art
Public sculpture
Georgetown, Guyana
Subject (Name)
Cuffy (Coffy, Kofi or Koffi), d.1763
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Unveiled three days before the 10th anniversary of Guyanese Independence, the work celebrates the Guyanese anti-colonial struggle, resistance against, and eventual emancipation from slavery. The work is dedicated to the memory of Cuffy, an Akan man sold into slavery who led a revolt against the Dutch owners of the Magdalenburg plantation on the Canje River in Berbice (now Guyana). Although the uprising was ultimately unsuccessful, Cuffy’s rebellion anticipated the eventual end of slavery in Guyana.

Creator

Moore, Philip, 1921-2012

Source

Wikipedia Commons

Date

Unveiled: May 23, 1976

Contributor

Morris Singer Foundry

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Square of the Revolution Georgetown, Guyana

Alternative Title

Cuffy Monument

Has Part

NEED A BETTER IMAGE CANT SEE THE INSCIOPTIONS (Might be found in Visualising Slavery: Art Across the African Diaspora
edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Hannah Durkin, but need to go to the library to check it out)

Extent

180''

Medium

Bronze

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Citation

Moore, Philip, 1921-2012, “1763 Monument (Georgetown, Guyana),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed October 27, 2021, https://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1161.

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