Engraving of a mostly nude tattooed man surrounded by snakes

Jeoly, an islander from Miangas (now part of Indonesia), was bought as slave by Dampier, abducted to London in 1691, and resold for public display as “Giolo, the Painted Prince” as advertised in this playbill by John Savage, 1692. Jeoly died of smallpox in 1693. His tatttooed skin was removed and preserved at Oxford University.

Trustees of the British Museum