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Creole Pig (Kochon Kreyòl), 1993
Museum Purchase, Manus Fund. X94.78.1
The Haitian Revolution, according to legend, started with a Vodou ceremony at Bwa Kayiman near Cap-Haïtien on August 14, 1791. Before a gathering of insurgent leaders, a priestess (manbo) possessed by the fierce goddess Ezili Dantò sacrificed a black creole pig (kochon kreyòl), thus emboldening their fight for freedom/liberation.
Gallery Wall Text, Fowler in Focus: Art and the Unbreakable Spirit of Haiti, 2011