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Michelangelo's Prisoners or Slaves at the Accademia Gallery prison slaves naked


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The excavation of a notorious jail recalls Virginia's leading role in the slave trade. Through the cracks in the floor he observed a female slave stripped naked.

He becomes a slave in the fullest sense of the term.” . “Both prisoners were fully naked and neither appeared to be an unwilling participant,”.