Liberty

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Title

Liberty

Description

In this spectacularly vivid rendition of Liberty, she holds the Phrygian cap of freed slaves on a pike. That, combined with her colorful pants, suggests aggressive liberty. Yet the scrolls in her right hand also underscore the role of legislation in defining her purview. Further, simply the use of a female figure balanced some of the aggressive pose.

Source

mfr 86.4.2

Date

1787-1810

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/81/

Identifier

81

Citation

“Liberty,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 5, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/89.