Escrava Anastácia: The Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint

Escrava Anastácia: The Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/187254609X430768 African Diaspora 2 (2009) 25-51 brill.nl/afdi African Diaspora Escrava Anastácia : Th e Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint 1 Jerome S. Handler a) and Kelly E. Hayes b) a) Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia jh3v@virginia.edu b) Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana keehayes@iupui.edu Abstract Th is article describes the transformation of an image depicting an unnamed, enslaved African man wearing a metal facemask, a common form of punishment in colonial Brazil, into the iconic representation of the martyred slave Anastácia/Anastasia, the focus of a growing religious and political movement in Brazil. Th e authors trace the image to an early 19th century engraving based on a drawing by the Frenchman Jacques Arago. Well over a century later, Arago’s image increasingly became associated with a corpus of myths describing the virtuous suff ering and painful death of a female slave named Anastácia. By the 1990s, Arago’s image (and variations of it), now identifi ed as the martyred Anastácia/Anastasia, had proliferated throughout Brazil, an object of devotion for Catholics and practitioners of Umbanda, as well as a symbol of black pride. Keywords Brazil, Anastácia/Antastasia, slavery, folk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Diaspora Brill

Escrava Anastácia: The Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint

African Diaspora, Volume 2 (1): 25 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1872-5457
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1872-5465
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10.1163/187254609X430768
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/187254609X430768 African Diaspora 2 (2009) 25-51 brill.nl/afdi African Diaspora Escrava Anastácia : Th e Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint 1 Jerome S. Handler a) and Kelly E. Hayes b) a) Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia jh3v@virginia.edu b) Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana keehayes@iupui.edu Abstract Th is article describes the transformation of an image depicting an unnamed, enslaved African man wearing a metal facemask, a common form of punishment in colonial Brazil, into the iconic representation of the martyred slave Anastácia/Anastasia, the focus of a growing religious and political movement in Brazil. Th e authors trace the image to an early 19th century engraving based on a drawing by the Frenchman Jacques Arago. Well over a century later, Arago’s image increasingly became associated with a corpus of myths describing the virtuous suff ering and painful death of a female slave named Anastácia. By the 1990s, Arago’s image (and variations of it), now identifi ed as the martyred Anastácia/Anastasia, had proliferated throughout Brazil, an object of devotion for Catholics and practitioners of Umbanda, as well as a symbol of black pride. Keywords Brazil, Anastácia/Antastasia, slavery, folk

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African DiasporaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: ANASTACIA/ANTASTASIA; SLAVERY; UMBANDA; BRAZIL; FOLK CATHOLICISM

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