Title: Justice, The Guardian of Liberty, 1935

Location: Supreme Court, 2nd St. between E. Capitol St. and Maryland Ave. NE

The pediment located on the east facade of the Supreme Court, is about 18 feet tall and 60 feet long. It emphasizes the contributions of Eastern and Mediterranean civilizations to the development of law. Moses, with the two tablets of Israelite law, is the central figure.


U.S. Capitol
The House Chamber


Moses on the House Chamber wall opposite the Rostrum.


Moses (c. 1571-1451 B.C.)

This Hebrew lawgiver and prophet thundered the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai more than 3000 years ago. He was the great administrator who created a nation, cementing law with religion and giving to the ages a tough moral code that is the foundation for the noblest ideas of man on the dignity of the individual.

Moses (circa 1571-1451 B.C.), Sculptor, Jean de Marco, Located on North Wall.