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This beautiful Genii stands on a side section of the Jefferson bronze statue that sits in front of the beloved Rotunda in Charlottesville, Virginia at UVA. Crafted by Moses Ezekiel in 1910 who was Jewish.
The entire sculpture shows a 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson perched atop of the Liberty Bell reading from the text of the Declaration of Independence. Around the bell are four lovely winged spirits (or Genii) that embody Liberty, Equality, Justice and Religious Freedom. 
This is my favorite figure on the statue and apparently it is Equality (see the scales).
Jefferson said the statute was one of his three greatest legacies, the other two being the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia.  So this is indeed a very special piece of history.

This beautiful Genii stands on a side section of the Jefferson bronze statue that sits in front of the beloved Rotunda in Charlottesville, Virginia at UVA. Crafted by Moses Ezekiel in 1910 who was Jewish.

The entire sculpture shows a 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson perched atop of the Liberty Bell reading from the text of the Declaration of Independence. Around the bell are four lovely winged spirits (or Genii) that embody Liberty, Equality, Justice and Religious Freedom. 

This is my favorite figure on the statue and apparently it is Equality (see the scales).

Jefferson said the statute was one of his three greatest legacies, the other two being the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia.  So this is indeed a very special piece of history.

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