posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 10:43 AM
The Apotheosis of Washington depicts George Washington ascending to the heavens and becoming a god (apotheosis)——even Lord God like Zous.
Washington, the first U.S. president and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is allegorically
represented, surrounded by figures from classical mythology. Washington is draped in purple, a royal color, with a rainbow arch at his feet, flanked
by the goddess Victory (draped in green, using a horn) to his left and the goddess Liberty to his right. Liberty wears a red cap, symbolizing
emancipation, from a Roman tradition where sons leaving the home would be given a red cap. She holds a fasces in her right hand and an open book in