Antique Swiss Lion of Lucerne Wood Plaque
Black forest, wooden plaque depicting the Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland. The actual Lion Monument is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone. It is a memorial for the mercenary Swiss soldiers who lost their lives while serving Louis XVI during the French Revolution. The Lion Monument was designed in 1819 by Bertel Thorvaldsen, a classicist Danish sculptor.
There are Latin inscriptions above and below the carved lion. Handwritten in pencil on the upper-left corner on the back of the plaque is the date 1907. The art piece is suitable for hanging.
Condition* Very good - appropriate for its age. Item sold as found.
Length: 11 in.
Width: 8 ¼ in.
Number of items: 1
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- Dec, 11 - Dec, 13
- This item is final sale and non-returnable.