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Unpacking the face of the Statue of Liberty. [Lady Liberty doesn't look happy, maybe she is thinking about all the tired, poor, homeless, wretched refuse her inscription is beckoning.
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Is in NY Harbor,designed by Frédéric Bartholdi & dedicated on October 28,1886.The statue,a gift to the USA from the people of France,is of a robed female figure representing Libertas,the Roman goddess of freedom,who bears a torch & a tabula ansata (tablet evoking law)upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence,July 4,1776. A broken chain lies at her feet.The statue is an icon of freedom & US.