The Thomas Jefferson Building: A Virtual Tour of the Library of Congress

The Members of Congress Room
Green Ceiling Panel - Light or Research

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The green panel, the fifth panel of the spectrum, pictures the Light of Research. The central figure is Spirit of the Lens surrounded by the sea, which furnishes the forms of life for her investigations. The cherubs in the corners are associated with investigation and research. One of the corners' cherubs has a microscope. A second corner's cherubs represent Chemistry, a third Archaeology (Egyptology deciphering the hieroglyphics), and in the fourth, Mineralogy.

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