Fers pour négres
"Irons for Negroes" (caption translation). Boudriot's artistic interpretation shows how shackles were employed on slave ships. His drawings of the individual objects are based on the originals held in various French museums. The naval architect, Jean Boudriot (1921-2015), extensively researched naval artilleries from 1650 to 1850. Although these are not historical images, they accurately represent the conditions on board slave ships. See also image H001.
Jean Boudriot, Traite et Navire Negrier, Collection Archeologie Navale Francaise (Paris 1984), p. 87.
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"Fers pour négres", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 16, 2021, http://yorubadiaspora.org/s/yorubadiaspora/item/2611