New York, USA
The Statue of Liberty is a collosal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York designed by Frederic Bartholdi and dedicated in 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tablet evoking the law, upon which is inscribed the date of theAmerican Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States.