The Statue of Freedom by sculpter Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the dome of the United States Capitol. This classical female figure holds a laurel wreath of victory and the shield of the United States. Her helmet is encircled by stars and a brooch inscribed 'U.S.' secures her fringed robes. She stands on a cast-iron globe encircled with the motto, E Pluribis Unum ('Out of many, one').
Materials: enamel, fresh water pears, gold finish white metal