Maria da Conceição

Artist
Steve Munro
Size
Date
2021
Medium
Digital
Material
Digital
Description
Accused and convicted of witchcraft to produce medicines and potions to attract men, Portuguese Brazil, 1798 Maria was known for her great knowledge of medicinal herbs, which she used to manufacture medicine for use in her work as a herbalist physician. She eventually came into conflict with a priest, Father Luis, who was opposed to Maria's practice of herbal medicine Father Luis accused her of heresy and witchcraft and she was put on trial in accordance with the Portuguese law against witchcraft Judged guilty as charged, she was executed by burning One of a series working with AI to give face to women executed as witches
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