Life-size figure of idealized nude female standing in contrapposto pose on round base; head turned to left and slightly downward; hands bound together with chains with proper left hand over genitalia and proper right hand leaning on post draped with patterned cloth.Condition: Good.


  • Title: The Greek Slave
  • Date Created: 1869
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Gift of Charles F. Bound
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/1130/The_Greek_Slave
  • Medium: Marble
  • Signed: Incised along edge of base behind post: "H POWERS /[in script] Sculp"
  • Dimensions: Statue: 65 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (166.4 x 48.9 x 47.6 cm)Height of pedestal: 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm)
  • Collection: American Art
  • Artist: Hiram S. Powers
  • Accession number: 55.14

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