Lady Justice holds a pair of scales in one hand and a sword on the other. She represents the impartiality with which justice is served (which is why she holds the scales) and the sword signifies the power of the justice system in making a decision for every case. The statue was based on Themis, the ancient Greek goddess of divine justice, which was often represented as holding a pair of scales. It was only in the 16th century that she was shown with a blindfold which means that the justice system cannot be influenced by anyone. For more information, you can visit http://www.statue.com/lady-justice-statues.html.