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Question by  jlg (5)

What is the statue on top of the United States Capitol?

Who is it of?


Answer by  caramelle0385 (84)

The bronze statue on top of the United States Capitol is called the Statue of Freedom. It was designed in 1855 by Thomas Crawford, but the object wasn't placed on the building until 1863.


Answer by  esthete22 (18)

No one in particular. The Statue of Freedom is a Greco-Roman-style woman with a sword and a winner's laurel wreath. She's 19 1/2' tall, about 15,000 lbs. She's bronze and was designed by artist Thomas Crawford. She's been there since 1863, except for time spent being restored.


Answer by  kd97 (733)

The statue is called "The Statue of Freedom". The statue was designed by a man named Thomas Crawford, was put in place in 1863. The statue is made of Bronze. It is sometimes called "Armed Freedom", or simply "Freedom". It is 19. 5 feet in height. The figure, however, is allegorical.


Answer by  psychmajor (61)

The statue is a classical female figure in flowing robes, representing Freedom. She stands on a globe with the words E Pluribus Unum.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

The statue was commissioned in 1855. Thomas Crawford designed the Statue of Freedom in the form of a woman draped in fine robes, holding a sword in one hand and a wreath in the other hand. Clark Mills Co. cast the statue in bronze and finished it in 1862. Crawford died before it was finished.

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