Share your favorites on Show & Tell

The Lion of Lucern

In Folk Art > Wooden Folk Art Objects > Show & Tell.
Liked & Loved recently19039 of 183335Milkshake Mixer With Syrup Jug & Cup The BIG Ball pressure cooker
16
Love it
0
Like it

RadegunderRadegunder loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
MilitaristMilitarist loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
JImamJImam loves this.
mcheconimcheconi loves this.
SpiritBearSpiritBear loves this.
Rick55Rick55 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
battlegearbattlegear loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 14 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



    Posted 1 year ago

    Vintagefran
    (101 items)

    Hi Everyone,
    A wonderful Swiss carving depicting the famous dying Lion Monument in Lucern. Which commemorates the Swiss Guards massacred of 1792 during the French Revolution.
    Designed by Danish classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1819 and carved by German Lucas Ahorn in 1820/21 into the side of a sandstone quarry.
    The original is an impressive 10 meters long by 6 meters high.
    This, its baby cousin, is only 10cm long by 4cm high.

    Thank you

    Comments

    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      very interesting post compliments
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 year ago
      Thank you kivatinitz, they aren't uncommon, I see them fairly regularly online. It's lovely though and I'm very pleased to finally have one :)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.