Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
History
Solutions
1. Look carefully at the painting(Fig.10)and identify the objects which are political symbols you saw in Box 1 (broken chain, red cap, fasces, Charter of the Declaration of Rights).

Question:

Look carefully at the painting(Fig.10)and identify the objects which are political symbols you saw in Box 1 (broken chain, red cap, fasces, Charter of the Declaration of Rights). The pyramid stands for equality, often represented by a triangle. Use the symbols to interpret the painting. Describe your impressions of the female figure of liberty.

Answer:

In the given painting, the scroll in the right hand of the lady symbolises the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen. Pyramid in the background with its three equal sides stands for equality. In her left hand holding aloft a red cap symbolises the torch of freedom and the female figure of liberty symbolises the equality of women and men.

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