Place of memory

Héva and the Child

Location: Salazie – Pont de l’Escalier
Date: 1999
Date of installation: between 2008-2009
Artist: Gilbert Clain

This basalt stone statue represents the slave Hevá with her child in her arms. Created by artist Gilbert Clain, this sculpture is installed near the Pont de l’Escalier at the entrance to Salazie.
She was the wife of Anchaing, a legend among escaped slaves, and is depicted here fleeing her slave-owners with her child, climbing to the almost inaccessible summit of a peak in Salazie, today known as ‘Piton d’Anchaing’.



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