Lady Justice Goddess of Law Statue Holding Scales of Balance

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Lady Justice Goddess of Law Statue Holding Scales

Lady Justice statue: the Roman Goddess Justicia (or Justitia), is a personification of the morality that underlies the legal system.

Since the Renaissance, Justice has frequently been depicted as a bare-breasted woman carrying a sword and scales, and sometimes wearing a blindfold. Her modern iconography offers the attributes of several goddesses who embodied Right Rule for Greeks and Romans, blending Roman blindfolded Fortuna with Hellenistic Greek Tyche.

Justitia's attributes parallel those of the Hellenic deity Themis, the embodiment of divine order, law and custom, in her aspect as the personification of the divine rightness of law.

Justice is most often depicted with a set of weighing scales typically suspended from her left hand, upon which she measures the strengths of a case's support and opposition. She is also often seen carrying a double-edged sword in her right hand, symbolizing the power of Reason and Justice, which may be wielded either for or against any party.

Blindfolded symbolism indicates that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of the identity, power, or weakness of the defendant.

The earliest Roman coins depicted Justice with the sword in one hand and the scale in the other.

Comes with three accessories:
The balance and two bowls hanging from chains that you assemble.

Desktop or Interior Garden Size
12.25 inches high to tip of scale
(11.5 inches to top of head) 31.11 cm high
Warm Faux Bronze finish with Blue Highlights