Posted on 10 January 2020
The Freedom Sculpture, located in Los Angeles, is a stainless steel gold and silver monument dedicated to human rights.
The sculpture is billed as “a crowd-supported and funded public monument to freedom, cultural diversity and inclusiveness”.
The Freedom Sculpture commemorates the declaration of Cyrus the Great, King of ancient Iran, which some view as granting individual and religious freedoms to all those within his vast and culturally diverse empire.
The design of the Freedom Sculpture was created by artist and architect Cecil Balmond and is themed on the Cyrus Cylinder from 2,500 years ago, which is sometimes considered the first declaration of human rights.
The Freedom Sculpture was unveiled in 2017, at a festival celebrating Los Angeles’ diverse culture.
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