Proserpine

Proserpine, 19th Century
Hiram Powers (1805-1873)
Marble
SC86 BORGM
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Proserpine

Proserpine was the daughter of Ceres and the wife of Hades. In Greek myth she is known as Persephone. As Queen of the underworld, she received the gift of a golden bough from Aeneas.

Known as one of the pre-eminent Neo-classical American sculptors of the nineteenth century, Hiram Powers is perhaps best known for his sculptures The Greek Slave (1850) and The Closing Era (1898) (Denvers State Capitol Grounds).

Proserpine was the daughter of Ceres and the wife of Hades. In Greek myth she is known as Persephone. As Queen of the underworld, she received the gift of a golden bough from Aeneas.

Known as one of the pre-eminent Neo-classical American sculptors of the nineteenth century, Hiram Powers is perhaps best known for his sculptures The Greek Slave (1850) and The Closing Era (1898) (Denvers State Capitol Grounds).

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