Parian ~ Greek Slave

Circa 1850
Possibly Minton after Hiram Powers

The Greek Slave modeled by Hiram Powers remains a widely popular subject for American collectors as it was in the mid-19th century. The marble sculpture, first exhibited in England in 1845, displayed an ideal figure with thoughts of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Multiple factories presented their version of the Greek Slave including first, Minton and later Copeland.

References: Richard Dennis, The Parian Phenomenon, Page 132. Minton: Pages 59 and 70.

Height: 19” Diameter: 5¾”

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