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Justice (Personification)

LC control no.sh2018001538
Topical headingJustice (Personification)
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Variant(s)Justicia (Personification)
Lady Justice (Personification)
See alsoSigns and symbols
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Found inWork cat.: 2018028209: Justice blindfolded, 2018: ECIP data view (Justice has been portrayed as a woman with scales, or holding a sword, or, since the fifteenth century, with her eyes bandaged)
OED, June 18, 2018 (Justice, n. 4. Justice (esp. in sense 1) personified; often represented in art as a goddess holding balanced scales or a sword, and sometimes also with covered eyes, symbolizing impartiality)
Resnik, J. Representing Justice, 2011: p. 1, etc. (image of Justice examples: the statue Iusticia (Justicia, or Justice); statue labeled Themis after a Greek goddess of Justice; Lady of Justice; Lady Justice)
Supreme Court of the U.S. website, June 18, 2018 (under About/Figures of Justice: portraying Justice as a female figure dates back to depictions of Themis and Justicia in ancient mythology; over time, Justice became associated with scales to represent impartiality and a sword to symbolize power; during the 16th century, Justice was often portrayed with a blindfold)
Wikipedia, June 18, 2018 (Lady Justice is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. Her attributes are a blindfold, a balance, and a sword)
Yale journal of law & the humanities (via Internet), 2012: p. 1, etc. (figure of Justice persisted into modern times from a period in which allegorical personifications were commonplace; she is characteristically accompanied by her props of scales, blindfold, and sword)
Not found inA&AT, June 18, 2018