Presented is a vintage brass sculpture of a bald eagle on rocks. Made in America in the early 1960s, this sculpture features a large-scale, realistically cast bald eagle. The eagle has both of its wings spread wide for take-off, as his talons grip a rocky outcrop.
The bald 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. This statue is inspired by the symbolic history of the bald eagle, combining the powerful natural beauty of the bird with the patriotic symbol of freedom and strength.
Very good condition. Brass sculpture. The eagle is unsigned and undated. Sculpture rests evenly. The detail along wings and branches is well defined, with almost no tarnish, surface wear or rubbing to the brass. Dimensions: 11" H x 15" W x 6" D.