SOLD ITEM 10930 - Rare ebony sculpture of a slave dated 1875

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Rare Civil War Reconstruction period ebony sculpture bust of a slave, carved with extraordinary sensitivity and skill. His eyes and teeth are of ivory, his lips are of coral, and his earrings are gold. Inscribed on the plinth: 'Oh, When shall the hour of my Deliverance draw nigh?' Inscribed on the underside of the shoulders: 'A. G. (18)75.' The sculpture is 10 inches tall by 4 inches wide and deep, and is in excellent original condition. In 1865, the Civil War came to an end. In 1875, when this bust was carved, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, guaranteeing equal rights to African Americans in public accomodations and jury service. Eight years later, these hard-won rights were ruled unconstitutional.
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