Original Lady Liberty Now 'Enlightens' Paris Museum

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The prototype for the Statue of Liberty is now in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Fredric-Auguste Bartholdi built the bronze "Liberty Enlightening the World" in 1989 to honor the centennial of the French Revolution.     

This bronze version is 9 feet tall. It will be the first thing visitors to the museum see when they walk through the front doors.     

"This is the original model that was sent to the United States to show America what this colossal statue was going to actually look like," U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin said.

"So it is incredible that it is not only here, but here in such a prominent position, which really I think shows the friendship between our two countries," Rivkin said.

The museum received a grant from the American Friends of the Musee d'Orsay to have it restored and installed.

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