A New York City courthouse is now home to a pagan horned statue that supposedly pays homage to the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, reports Breitbart. Those who put the statue up say they are using it to tribute Ginsberg and her work to support the legalization of abortion and more. The artist, Shahzia Sikander, created the statue of “NOW” and has it sitting on top of the New York courthouse at this time. The statue shows a woman emerging from a lotus and is tied to the pagan Egyptian god Nefertem and the Hindu gods Vishnu and Brahma. This statue also has the classic laced collar that Ginsberg favored. The artist says that this was put on there as a nod to the late judge, and many noticed it as one of the first features of this rather odd statue. [tweet_embed]January 29, 2023[/tweet_embed] Breitbart reports that the artist said the following about the situation: “The lotus, with its plethora of meanings and abstract ideas, is symbolic of a deeper truth beyond its form, alluding to perception as illusion. Popular in images in many cultures, it also expresses intangible ideas of humility, awakening, and clarity.” [tweet_embed]January 29, 2023[/tweet_embed] She also continued by saying: “The female body has a face with its hair braided into spiraling ‘horns.’ The horns mimic the movement of the arms and are there as a symbol of the figure’s sovereignty and autonomy. Women in my work are always complex, proactive, confident, intelligent, and in their playful stances connected to the past in imaginative ways without being tied to a heteronormative lineage or conventional representations of diaspora and nation.” The artist says that Ginsberg’s death and the overturning of Roe v. Wade have been major setbacks for women’s rights. However, it should be noted that the ruling by the Supreme Court did not overturn access to abortions. Instead, it sent the issue back to the states and allowed them to choose this matter. The New York Times seemed to love the statue and addressed this by saying: “Move Over Moses and Zoroaster: Manhattan Has a New Female Lawgiver.” Others said that it was a way to represent various faiths from around the world. However, some are more than a little creeped out by this statue. Having a pagan horned statue is not something most are accustomed to seeing at a courthouse in the United States.