This is a striking brass sculpture of an American eagle. Created in the early 20th century, this is a unique and patriotic piece of Americana. The eagle is depicted with its wings extended, perched on a base of rocks.
The eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States. The eagle motif has been widely used throughout our nation's history, most notably as part of our Great Seal. The founders of the United States were fond of comparing their new republic with the Roman Republic, in which eagle imagery, usually the golden eagle, was prominent. On June 20, 1782, the Continental Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States depicting a bald eagle grasping 13 arrows and an olive branch with its talons.
Since then, the eagle motif has appeared in allegorical engravings, patriotic banners and posters, and in beautiful wooden carvings and sculptures.
On marble base and signed by the artist - Max Turner
This is a hand-carved and painted American folk eagle in the style of John Bellamy. This particular example includes a banner chest shield of red, white and blue. The eagle...