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WJLA, April 27, 2013

PHOTOS: Looking up from inside the U.S. Capitol dome

The Apotheosis of Washington is located in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It was painted in true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865.

Apotheosis of Washington - Close up of George Washington

U.S. Capitol artist Constantino Brumidi depicted George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame. A rainbow arches at his feet, and thirteen maidens symbolizing the original states flank the three central figures. (Caption from AOC)

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