The Legal Icons and Symbolism Collection

This collection draws on an extensive exploration of the visual history and symbolism of the law from its earliest times. It distills a plethora of fascinating images found throughout different cultures and periods of history and references the underlying values that sustain our legal systems. 

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Thumbnail Painting of Conscience holding mirror look at her reflection standing in forest path

Conscience

The reflection of divine presence in the human mind. Even when there is no law, there is conscience.

 

Justice Prevails

Fight without quarter, pursuit without rest,
justice without qualification.

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Thumbnail David and Goliath painting

David & Goliath

A story which reshapes the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. 

 

Dunlap Broadside

Honoring the first reproduction of the Declaration of Independence, printed on the night of July 4, 1776, by John Dunlap of Philadelphia.

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Iusticia

With her traditional sword and scales in hand, Justice, like the bright sun, shall break majestic forth.

 

Love of the Law

A young Rabbi with the Torah reflects on the origins of peace and justice.

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Ma'at

The Egyptian goddess personifying truth and justice, equity and ethics. Great is Ma'at, the mighty and unalterable!

 

Nemesis 

Daughter of the night and ancient Greek Goddess of due proportion, Nemesis even-handedly restores the equilibrium of justice.

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Peace

The olive branch of peace, the book of law. Nurturing peace for the future of our young. 

 

Portia

She insists upon the letter of the law, as we reflect upon the quality of mercy. Earthly power doth then show likest God's, when mercy seasons justice. 

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Themis

She reigns in Olympus as Divine Justice and Chief Assessor of all humanity. SOTEIRA the Saving Goddess 

 

Tribute Money

..render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

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Truth Be Told

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.

 

Veritas

The personification of truth, daughter of Saturn, and mother of Virtue.

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