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The Statue of Liberty
  • SB703 Socha Svobody-2

The Statue of Liberty

SB703 EAN: 9783870297039
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Paper model will be delivered to a shipping service has been printed (or collect it in person to our office). Models are printed on high quality heavy paper and are printed at a professional level, using the most modern offset printing or laser printers.
279 CZK with VAT

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In 1876 the USA celebrated 100 years’ independence. In honor of this occasion, the French nation dedicated to the American nation a monumental statue, which was soon given the name “Miss Liberty”. The figure was created by the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who made use of the ancient world with his idea of using a gigantic statue as a lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor. The Colossus of Rhodes most certainly inspired him. It is said that for the statue, Bartholdi modeled the facial features after his mother and the figure after his wife. In the interior, the statue is supported by an iron framework, which was constructed by the firm of Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower. The casing of the statue consists of 350 thin copper plates. The statue itself is 46.5 meters high and weighs 225 tons. In its right hand the statue holds a torch whose flame is covered with gold. In its left hand it holds a tablet with the inscription

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