The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head(depicted as showing us the path to Liberty), and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata(Latin word for tablet with handles) inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. declaration of independence. A broken chain lies at her feet.
The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
The seven spikes of the crown represent the seven continents and oceans of the world and indicate the universal liberty