Carved and Painted White Pine Goddess of Liberty, circa 1875. “Unlike Tobacconist figures depicting Indian and character types, allegorical figures based on classical models representing patriotic subjects served other functions in the U.S. Among the most familiar of these is the Goddess of Liberty. Depicting a standing woman wrapped in a Roman palla, she carries a sword in one hand and holds a laurel wreath and an American shield at her side. The figure personified the United States and was used for various purposes, including architectural decoration for courthouses and other civic buildings, ornamentation for schools or colleges ….” See p. 212 Shared Legacy Folk Art in America, 2014. Restored, 68”H, base width 25”.