White and Gold Blind Lady of Justice Statue
This Blind Lady of Justice Statue is made of high quality bonded marble, hand-cast using real crushed white marble bonded with durable resin and painted with gold accents. Add a classical touch to your home with the Greek Goddess of Justice, blindfolded for impartiality in this sculptural masterpiece. Holding the balanced scales of justice and a sword of intricately hand-painted metalwork. The sword represented authority in ancient times, and conveys the idea that justice can be swift and final. Lady Justice (Latin: Iustitia) is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. Her attributes are a blindfold, scales, and a sword. Lady Justice originates from the personification of Justice in Ancient Roman art known as Iustitia or Justitia, who is equivalent to the Greek goddess Dike. The origin of Lady Justice was Justitia, the goddess of Justice within Roman mythology. Justitia was introduced by emperor Augustus, and was thus not a very old deity in the Roman pantheon. Justice was one of the virtues celebrated by emperor Augustus in his clipeus virtutis, and a temple of Iustitia was established in Rome by emperor Tiberius.
Iustitia became a symbol for the virtue of justice with which every emperor wished to associate his regime. Emperor Vespasian minted coins with the image of the goddess seated on a throne called Iustitia Augusta, and many emperors after him used the image of the goddess to proclaim themselves protectors of justice. Though formally called a goddess with her own temple and cult shrine in Rome, it appears that she was from the onset viewed more as an artistic symbolic personification rather than as an actual deity with religious significance. Since the 16th century, Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents impartiality, the ideal that justice should be applied without regard to wealth, power, or other status. The earliest Roman coins depicted Justitia with the sword in one hand and the scale in the other, but with her eyes uncovered. Justitia was only commonly represented as “blind” since the middle of the 16th century. The first known representation of Blind Justice is Hans Gieng‘s 1543 statue on the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice) in Berne. White and Gold Blind Lady of Justice Statue sizes: 3.5 inches / 9 cm x 5.5 inches / 14 cm x 13 inches / 33 cm.
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