Witch Trial Memorial Statue

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Witch Trial Memorial Statue

  • Created by sculptor Yiannis Stefanakis of Salem, this 14 foot tall statue depicts three sisters, Sarah Cloyce, Mary Esty and Rebecca Nurse who are representative of the hundreds of innocent victims accused during the witch hysteria of 1692. The statue is said to be based on the television drama, Three Sovereigns for Sarah and depicts the anguish and anger of three sisters accused of witchcraft.
  • After years of efforts by the sculptor to get funds to have the statue bronzed proved unsuccessful, the plaster cast statue was re-assembled (after storage) and put on display at the Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Witchcraft #1
  • "Sculptor Stefanakis enters statue competition" Salem Evening News, Sept. 5, 1991. p.11
  • "Witch statue moved to Wax Museum" Salem Evening News, Jan. 29, 1994. p.1
  • "Witch memorial finally finds a home" Boston Sunday Globe, Feb. 20, 1994. p.12 (North)