Medal of Honour for George, a Slave at the Leasowes Plantation, anonymous, 1837

Medal of Honour for George, a Slave at the Leasowes Plantation, anonymous, 1837

engraving, h 9.7cm More details

A slave uprising broke out in the Surinamese district of Nickerie in 1836. George, a plantation slave, provided the colonial authorities with crucial information allowing them to prosecute the insurgents. His betrayal was rewarded with this medal. The leader of the revolt, Colin, was sentenced to death. His followers were flogged before an audience of slaves and subsequently subjected to hard labour in chains.

On display in room 1.17

Collections with this work

Plantages Suriname

DanielleJWiki

June 11 2019 - 130 works 49 0

Suriname

Ruben Brave

4 days ago - 216 works 235 0

WIC

Bert Reinders

May 15 2019 - 62 works 228 0