The Car of History Digital History ID 2905

The Car of History

Credit: Architect of the Capitol
Media type: statue
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Annotation: House of Representatives statue; Clio, the Muse of History, stands in a winged chariot representing the passage of time and records events as they occur. The car rests on a marble globe on which signs of the Zodiac are carved in relief. The chariot wheel is the face of the clock; its works are by Simon Willard.
Year: 1819

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