The 15 Statues of Anse Caffard in Martinique

These 15 statues, 2,50 meters (8 feet) high for a weight of 4 tons each, commemorates the tragedy of April 9, 1830 when a transporting ship of slaves sunk during a storm off Martinique, a French Island in the Carribean Sea. This monument which pays homage to the victims, shows that everywhere in the world, the man has and continuous with pitilessly controlling other men. During the shipwreck, 46 bodies were recovered and buried at the Diamant cemetery; 86 people were saved: all were of African origin. The majority of these survivors were transferred to Fort De France, the capital of the Islandfrom France. 6 people remained on the spot to be cured after by a coloured free man, whose name was Borromé. Today, his descendants still live in Anse Caffard. This monument has a triangular form which points out the triangular trade between Europe, Africa and Americas. The monument points 110 degrees to the Gulf of Guinea from where the unknown ship had come from. The white color of the statues is the traditional worm in funerals in the Caribbean.

The artwork named Cap 110, was created by artist Laurent Valére.

Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.
Les 15 statues de l'anse Caffard en Martinique.

 

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