“Europe,” Daniel Chester French (1903-7), in front of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in New York. The female personification of Europe sits confidently on a throne, looking into the distance. She wears a crown, chest armor, and flowing robes. Her left arm rests on a large book that is on top of a globe. An eagle, similar to that of Germany or Holy Roman Empire is behind her right shoulder. Her right hand rests on the bow of a viking-type ship with carved animal heads.

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