What Objects Does the Statue of Liberty Hold?

The Statue of Liberty holds a golden torch in her right hand, representing enlightenment, and a tablet in her left hand. The tablet is engraved with the roman numerals for 1776, the year America was founded and the Declaration of Independence written.

The full name of the statue is "Liberty Enlightening the World," a theme referenced in the gold-foiled torch she holds aloft. Other notable features found on the Statue of Liberty are her 7-pointed crown, thought to represent the continents of the world, and the broken chains and shackle that peek out from under her robes on the base of the statue remind visitors of liberty's triumphs over oppression.