The American Pieta a Bronze Sculpture Maquette Allegory by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
"The American Pieta"
Maquette 17"x 16" x 11"
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Based on Michelangelo's Pieta' of Mary and the Christ, which symbolizes the sacrifice made for Human "Spiritual" Liberty; this sculpture stands as America's symbol honoring the sacrifices made for Human "Physical" Liberty.
In this sculpture by James N. Muir, Mary has become Lady Liberty with the classical warrior lying in her arms. His shield bears the crest of the United States of America; his helmet is that of Athena, Goddess of War. The Sword of Truth and Justice that has slain tyrants, is taken from his grasp by "Liberty" to be passed on to the next courageous warrior who will step forward to take his honored place in the phalanx of Freedom...
"Oh stranger, go tell the free that
here we lie, obedient to their commands"
This Memorial is dedicated to "All American Soldiers" who have died in the never-ending battle to make men free...