Slavery and Resistance - Greek Slave Statue

Greek Slave Statue

Frederick Douglass owned a replica of this statue after the Civil War. When Hiram Powers' Greek Slave statue was first exhibited in 1847, many Americans saw it as a symbol of the evil of slavery. Because the Greek Slave "whitewashed" slavery, the statue could be interpreted to either support or deny a universal appeal to freedom. more...

Material Porcelain
Catalog # FRDO 1105
Artist Hiram Powers (1805-1873)
Description One of several versionsof a statue of a female Greek, slave reproduced in miniature
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Last updated: January 26, 2017