Australian Seal

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Australian Seal
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The sculpture outside the Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C. (2009)
ArtistThomas Bass
Dimensions2.4 m × 1.5 m × 0.61 m (8 ft × 5 ft × 2 ft)
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°54′27.7″N 77°2′12.9″W / 38.907694°N 77.036917°W / 38.907694; -77.036917Coordinates: 38°54′27.7″N 77°2′12.9″W / 38.907694°N 77.036917°W / 38.907694; -77.036917

Australian Seal is an outdoor sculpture of 1968–69 by Thomas Bass, installed outside the Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C., in the United States. The bronze sculpture measures approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) x 5 feet (1.5 m) x 2 feet (0.61 m) and is set on a flagstone base. It depicts a kangaroo, emu, and the Australian shield, which includes images of St. George's Cross, Queen Victoria's crown, a Maltese Cross, magpie, black swan, and lions. Above the shield is a seven-pointed star.[1]

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  1. ^ "Australian Seal, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2015.