Liberty and Washington

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Liberty and Washington
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Identifier: 
N0535.1948
Description: 
During the Neoclassical Period (1780-1830), Liberty was often depicted as a Roman goddess and used to symbolize the United States. This rendition of Liberty incorporates many well-known patriotic symbols, including the American flag, Bald Eagle, white pine tree, Liberty pole and cap, laurel wreath of the classical victor, bust of Washington, and Crown of Tyranny upon which Liberty tramples. The object was reportedly used as a windowshade in a Connecticut tavern. It was collected in the 1920's by Elie Nadelman, a modern sculptor who, with his wife, formed one of the earliest and largest folk art collections in the United States.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 1.5 in ; height 73 in ; width 44 in
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