Brooch, "The Middle Passage - African Holocaust, "Maafa" [terrible thing in Swahili]", 1993–96 Brass, cowrie shell. Museum purchase from Monet Jewelry Fund. 1997-3-1.
What is this?
Modeled after diagram of a slave trade ship seen from above, showing the lower deck densely packed with a cargo of slaves; five cowrie shells hang from the lower edge.