Total Dimensions: Height 10'' x Width 3''
Approximate Weight: 3 LBS
Original Reproduction: Original
The Statue of Liberty is officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World, it was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata, where the date of the Declaration of Independence JULY IV MDCCLXXVI is inscribed, in her left arm. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and obtained a U.S. patent for its structure. Maurice Koechlin-chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel`s engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower-engineered the internal structure. The pedestal was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue`s construction, and for the adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side. Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States. For many years it was one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants and visitors after ocean voyages from around the world. This Bronze sculpture of the Statue of Liberty has a breath taking patina of pick and silver and brown. It is perfect to place on a mantle bookshelf or curio shelf. He robe drapes over her graciously as she holds the torch up high reminding us all of the freedom we have here in the U.S.A! This is a great way to show your pride and recognition to America. This sculpture was cast using the "Lost Wax Method" and has a beautiful special hand painted patina. This sculpture is signed by artist Milo.