Lion'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.
Project period:2017 - 2018
Place:Belvedere Palace, Vienna
restoration 1993, Erich Pummer
negative form, construction
negative form, assembly
copy and original