Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The Statue is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess who bears a torch and a tabula ansata, a tablet envoking the law, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The Statue is an icon of freedom of the United States and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.