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Liberty and the Eagle Sculpture

Liberty and the Eagle Sculpture
Enrico Causici
Artist

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