of Liberty Tiara
The Statue of Liberty tiara or crown actually consists
of seven spikes that represent the seven continents and oceans
that we have on this planet. And just for the sake of trivia,
it will take prospective visitors a total of 354 stairs for them
to be able to reach the Statue of Liberty tiara.
Right now, the design of the Liberty's tiara is being copied
and is now being used as a design by some major fashion companies
on producing some of its crown accessories. Like many other parts
of the Liberty's figure, the tiara had also become a subject of
various interpretations of why it was designed that way.
Although it has been clearly established that the original meaning
of the seven spikes was to represent the seven continents and seas
as previously mentioned, many are still digging deeper of what could
have been on Bartholdi's mind of why pointed spikes out of all the
other possible patterns was incorporated into the Liberty's crown.
For some, the spikes, being the topmost part of the Statue of Liberty
crown that points upward, represents the importance for the whole
United States of America to always seek the help and guidance of
the Heavenly Creator, which is the Christian God. The believers
of this interpretation are glad that the brilliant French sculptor
managed to incorporate the much need Christian values of America
today, simply because they believe that Christian values and virtues
are what American society lack nowadays.
For a majority of others however, they believe that the tiara spikes
represent unity more than anything else. If we will observe, once
the Liberty's crown loses one of its spikes, it will not be the
same as ever again. This is now parallel to the idea that our society
will eventually fall apart if its constituting elements, which is
basically the people, will continue to be divided and not unified
towards national progress.
But, there are also a few that attached allusions of bravery or
courage to the spikes alone, and this is because the nature of the
crowns having pointed spikes just aptly represents how brave or
courageous the whole United States of America has been through the
years. For these believers, the concept of bravery is very important
and they are content that this virtue was symbolized by the spikes'
apparent staggering feature.
Overall, despite the numerous interpretations that exist regarding
the Statue of Liberty tiara, it is still undeniable that the crown
itself, whether it has spikes or not, still symbolizes power and
unity above all. It symbolizes power because of the historical allusions
that we can connect into it.
Rulers and other heads of state have been crowned, and for this
to be incorporated the America's most famous historical landmark
just conveys our superpower status as a country. On the other hand,
it symbolizes unity because of its circular feature.
One other interpretation of the meaning behind the Statue of Liberty
crown is one of enlightenment. Like the meaning behind the Statue
of Liberty tablet and the Statue of Liberty torch, the message of
enlightenment may also be inferred from the tiara as well. This
is because the crown resembles the sun's rays streaming upwards
from Lady Liberty's head as would happen symbolically if a person
So, the Statue of Liberty tiara has several differing meanings
depending upon who you are and what you choose to see in the symbolism.
There is no doubt, however, that this crown fit for a king, fits
this one lady perfectly.