Lady Liberty Enlightens The World : Interesting Information About The Statue Of Baby Professor

In Libertas’s left hand she carries a tabula ansata, a keystone-shaped tablet symbolizing the law. This bears the inscription “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI”, thus linking the Declaration of Independence with the concept of liberty. Bartholdi initially wanted Libertas to wear a pileus – the cap given to emancipated slaves in ancient Rome – but settled on a crown rather, to avoid controversy. The seven rays which kind a halo about her…Read More