Statue of Liberty Architectural Wire Sculpture Model

Statue of Liberty Architectural Wire Sculpture Model
Item# DI3109024

Product Description

3.25 x 3.25 x 11.6 inches

This artistic architectural recreation of the Statue of Liberty is a hand tied and hand decorated sculpture in silver colored wire.

The Statue of Liberty, dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The statue was given to the United States by the people of France, to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution.

The statue represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown, and sandals, trampling a broken chain, and carrying a torch in her raised right hand. In her left arm she holds a tablet, inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence, JULY IV MDCCLXXVI.

The statue, also known affectionately as "Miss Liberty," "Lady Liberty," or "the Lady," has become a symbol of freedom and liberty. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, she welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship. Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States, and was, from 1886 until the jet age, one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.

According to the American designer of this miniature replica, "our distinctive hand-formed wire creations earn a contribution for a rural Chinese artisan community..."

The metal is quite sturdy and solid, not really flexible at all. Sculptures are a limited production collectible.

(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)