Lion's Gate south, Coat of arms Leo

SculptureLion's Gate south, Coat of arms Leo,Belvedere Palace, Vienna

Limestone from Zogelsdorf, 240 cm tall, 1350 kg. 24 years after the last restoration, the decision was made for security reasons, to create a copy of the lion in shaken cast of artificial stone reinforced by fiberglass. In 1992 the lion fell and smashed next to a japanese tourist group. Back then the restoration was commissioned to us and all fragments were sticked together, mortised and all voids were complemented.
Client:Burghauptmannschaft Austria
Project period:2017 - 2018
Place:Belvedere Palace, Vienna

Used technologies

Lion Belvedere - crash1992 crash 1992
Lion Belvedere - restoration 1993, Erich Pummer restoration 1993, Erich Pummer
Lion Belvedere - dismantling 2017 dismantling 2017
Lion Belvedere – negative form, construction negative form, construction
Lion Belvedere - negative form, assembly negative form, assembly
Lion Belvedere, negative form negative form
Lion Belvedere - copy and original copy and original
Lion Belvedere – final image final image
Lion's Gate Belvedere Lion's Gate

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