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Classact
09-30-2008, 11:28 AM
Where is this statue located? The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds.

Nukeman
09-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Where is this statue located? The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds.
here ya go!!




The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the dome of the United States Capitol. The statue is a classical female figure of Freedom wearing flowing draperies. Her right hand rests upon the hilt of a sheathed sword; her left holds a laurel wreath of victory and the shield of the United States with thirteen stripes. Her helmet is encircled by stars and features a crest composed of an eagle's head, feathers, and talons, a reference to the costume of Native Americans. A brooch inscribed "U.S." secures her fringed robes. She stands on a cast-iron globe encircled with the national motto, E Pluribus Unum. The lower part of the base is decorated with fasces and wreaths. Ten bronze points tipped with platinum are attached to her headdress, shoulders, and shield for protection from lightning. The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds. Her crest rises 288 feet above the east front plaza.

Classact
09-30-2008, 01:05 PM
here ya go!!Excellent!!! I found it here
Search For: statue of freedom Documents: 1 - 20 Total Matches: 32 Total Searched: 6133

1. The Statue of Freedom Being Lowered to the East Front Plaza for Conservation in 1993
The Statue of Freedom Being Lowered to the East Front Plaza for Conservation in 1993
2. 1859 Drawing of the Statue of Freedom atop the Tholos
1859 Drawing of the Statue of Freedom atop the Tholos
3. Photograph of the Statue of Freedom
Photograph of the Statue of Freedom
4. The Head and Helmet of the Statue of Freedom
This photograph was taken in 1993 while the Statue of Freedom was located on the Capitol's east front plaza for restoration. A helicopter was used to remove the statue from the top of the dome in May and to return it to its pedestal in October.
5. The Statue of Freedom on Its Pedestal
The Statue of Freedom on Its Pedestal

6. Maintenance on Dome, Statue of Freedom this Summer
Maintenance on Dome, Statue of Freedom this Summer

7. Sculpture Conservator and Crew Examining the Statue of Freedom before Washing and Waxing It
Sculpture Conservator and Crew Examining the Statue of Freedom before Washing and Waxing It
8. Scaffolding Erected Every Two Years for Maintenance of the Statue of Freedom
Scaffolding Erected Every Two Years for Maintenance of the Statue of Freedom
9. Statue of Freedom Maintenance, Summer 2007
Statue of Freedom Maintenance, Summer 2007
10. Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequently asked-about matters related to the Capitol Complex
11. Freedom Maintenance in 2000
Freedom Maintenance in 2000
12. Lightning Points on Freedom's Feathered Headdress
Lightning Points on Freedom's Feathered Headdress
13. Close-up View of the Scaffold
Close-up View of the Scaffold
14. A Brief Construction History of the Capitol
A Brief Construction History of the Capitol
15. A Chronology of Capitol Construction Milestones
A Chronology of Capitol Construction Milestones
16. "War"
Armored Freedom, sword raised and cape flying, with a helmet and shield reminiscent of those on the Statue of Freedom, tramples Tyranny and Kingly Power; she is assisted by a fierce eagle carrying arrows and a thunderbolt.


17. Accountability Report 2003
Accountability Report 2003

18. Women Depicted in Art in the United States Capitol and Legislative Buildings
Women Depicted in Art in the United States Capitol and Legislative Buildings

19. December 22 - 26, 2003
December 22 - 26, 2003

20. National Statuary Hall (The Old Hall of the House)
National Statuary Hall (The Old Hall of the House)

http://www.aoc.gov/search-results.cfm

Abbey
09-30-2008, 02:17 PM
Darn, too slow- I knew where that was!

C-SPAN had a fabulous special series on the Capitol, which was so good I bought the DVD. There are so many great statues and paintings there. The painting on the dome is absolutely incredible.