The Greek Slave

Robert Cooke (attributed to) after Hiram Powers (1805 – 1873)1800/1895

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Richmond, United States

The Greek Slave (1848–69) by Hiram Powers was exhibited extensively in Europe and America and became one of the most widely known statues of the 19th century. The image of a white woman in chains referred to the enslavement of Greek women during the Turkish War of Independence (1821–30). This was a controversial subject in Richmond while African Americans were still enslaved in the South.


  • Title: The Greek Slave
  • Creator: Robert Cooke (attributed to) after Hiram Powers (1805 – 1873)
  • Date: 1800/1895
  • Type: Parian
  • Contributor: Dr. Luke Harvey Poe

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