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Front view of the plaster model for the "Great Seal of the United States"

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Title

Front view of the plaster model for the "Great Seal of the United States"

Subject

Artists' studios--United States.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Relief (Art)

Description

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can wage war. In its beak is a scroll. Above the eagle’s head is the 13-star "new constellation" of the 1777 flag enclosed in a glory, or golden radiance, breaking through a cloud.

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 14 Folder 22

Date

n.d.

Rights

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Relation

V-14-22

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

0870

Coverage

Royal Oak (Mich.)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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