- Museum number
- Object: La Bouche du Roi
Two small undecorated bowls each made from a section of calabash (gourd).
Part of an artwork in the form of a ship, based on the print of the Liverpool slave ship 'The Brookes'.
- Production date
Height: 5 centimetres (Af2006,20.321)
Height: 5.70 centimetres (Af2006,20.322)
Width: 14.30 centimetres (Af2006,20.321)
Width: 16 centimetres (Af2006,20.322)
Depth: 14.20 centimetres (Af2006,20.321)
Depth: 16.20 centimetres (Af2006,20.322)
- Curator's comments
- These bowls were used to contain shells or spices which were used to barter for enslaved people. They are part of the multi-media artwork 'La Bouche du Roi'.The formal structure of the artwork is based on the print of the Liverpool slave ship the Brookes which was commissioned in 1789 by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 22 Mar-13 May, BM
2007 2 Jun-15 Jul, Hull, Ferens Art Gallery
2007 4 Aug-2 Sept, Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum
2007 15 Sept-28 Oct, Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery
2007-8 10 Nov-3 Feb, Newcastle, Laing Art Gallery
2008-9 5 Dec-1 Mar, London, Horniman Museum
2009 3 Apr-31 May, Coventry, The Herbert
- Associated titles
Associated Title: "Description of a Slave ship"; print of the Liverpool slave ship the Brookes commissioned by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1789.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number