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State Department 155th Foreign Service Specialist Coin

Ryukyu Island Lacquer Tray Gift to the State Department

Diego tree wood, lacquer Okinawa, Ryukyu, Japan. Arching above the choppy waves, the dragon on this tray emerges from his home, the ocean depths near the Ryukyu Islands. He seems fierce as he extends his three-clawed tiger paws at his side, but unlike the fire breathing terrors of European lore, this Asian dragon is benevolent …

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The Great Seal of the United States

Man and the Expanding Universe

In the south courtyard of the Harry S. Truman building, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of State, is a sculpture that was created by Marshall Fredericks entitled “Man and the Expanding Universe.”