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"Great Seal of the United States"

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Title

"Great Seal of the United States"

Subject

Aluminum sculpture--20th century
Embassy buildings--England--London.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Relief (Art)
United States. Embassy (Great Britain)

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.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 14 Folder 23

Date

1992

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-14-23

Format

image/jpeg

Language

la

Type

Image

Coverage

London (England)

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Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

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