Antique statue "The dying lion of Lucerne"
Antique alabaster statue "The dying lion of Lucerne" - Switzerland - c1830.
In good condition as pictured with a beautiful patina and age wear.
The original monument (German: Löwendenkmal) from Lucerne was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and was carved in 1820-21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss guard who died in 1792 in defense of the Tuileries Palace of the French king Louis XVI.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer and humorist, better known by his writer name Mark Twain, called the deadly wounded lion "the most sad and moving piece of stone in the world."
+/- 29 cm long
+/- 13 cm wide
+/- 18.5 cm high
Weight is about 6kg
- Antique statue "The dying lion of Lucerne"
- Estimated Period
- 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 13×18×29 cm
- 6 kg