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History of Capitol Hill
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
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Anne Frank Tree Capitol
Anne Frank Tree on Capitol Grounds

Liberty and the Eagle Sculpture

Liberty and the Eagle Sculpture
Enrico Causici
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Plaster
1817-1819
National Statuary Hall
U.S. Capitol

Overview 

Placed between in National Statuary Hall (old Hall of the House) 1817 and 1819, this group originally stood above the Speaker's desk when the House of Representatives met in this space.

An American eagle stands to Liberty's right, and the scroll in her right hand is the Constitution of the United States. To her left a serpent, the symbol of wisdom, is entwined around a section of a column.

Last Updated: February 03, 2014