Lion of St. Mark from Vienna South Station

SculptureLion of St. Mark from Vienna South Station,Central Station, Vienna

One of the two surviving, winged lions of sculptor Joseph Leimer. Overall, eight Venetian lions were on the gable attics of the four wings of the former South Station, 1873. Disassembly, laser cleaning, consolidation with silicic acid ester, figural reconstruction, restoration, installation
Client:ÖBB
Project period:2014
Place:Central Station, Vienna

Used technologies

Lion of St. Mark, prestate Lion of St. Mark, prestate
Storage and pre-state of the Lion of St. Mark Storage and pre-state of the Lion of St. Mark
Lion of St. Mark, Surface cleaning with Nd. YAG. laser Lion of St. Mark, Surface cleaning with Nd. YAG. laser
Lion of St. Mark, cleaning the iron brackets Cleaning the iron brackets
Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone supplementing, base plate Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone supplementing, base plate
Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone ear reconstruction Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone ear reconstruction
Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone reconstruction Fangs Lion of St. Mark, Natural stone reconstruction Fangs
Transport of the base plate and the Lion of St. Mark to the central station Transport of the base plate and the Lion of St. Mark to the central station
Move the Lion of St. Mark on base in the lobby of the new central train station Move the Lion of St. Mark on base in the lobby of the new central train station
Lion of St. Mark, final photo Lion of St. Mark, final photo
Lion of St. Mark Lion of St. Mark
Lion of St. Mark Lion of St. Mark
Lion of St. Mark Lion of St. Mark

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