The Apotheosis of George Washington

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In the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., in the exact middle of the Rotunda on the ceiling inside of the dome is a the painting entitled “The Apotheosis of George Washington“.

Apotheosis means the glorification of a subject to divine level. This is depicting George Washington becoming A God or the Christ. The chariot of Apollo is being pulled by four horses across the heavens. The painting is surrounded by all the gods of the old Roman Empire.

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