Thursday, 27 August 2009

Supreme Court, Parliament Square SW1

The main tower of the Supreme Court (formerly Middlesex Guildhall) has an arch of figures by Henry Fehr with Britannia (unusually with a sword rather than a trident) flanked by (from left) Architecture, Literature, Government, Music, Truth, Law and Shipping, a heterogeneous but virtuous group. Above them stands St George.

1 comment:

Capability Bowes said...

That's the Sword of Truth that Britannia is carrying, meaning that she's less the embodiment of the Nation here but representing British Lawmaking - although interestingly not British Justice as there are no Scales of Evidence.