The Coloureds' Codex, An Overseers’ Guide to Comparative Complexion

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A wooden display case containing fifteen pots of coloured pigment, each related to a skin tone and classification of person involved in the slave trade (eg. 'white overseer'). The interior of the lid of the box features printed illustrations of a plantation owner inspecting a slave. There is also a eugenics diagram featuring cranial, facial and other physical measurements of the enslaved person's body.