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Recumbent Lion, 1825
Marble. 88 cm
Inventory number: A121
Throughout the ages, the lion has often been used in art as a symbolical guardian of one thing or another. This lion was originally created in order to watch over the memory of a famous man: the Austrian field marshal and diplomat Karl Philip Schwarzenberg (1771-1820). However, the memorial of which the lion was to have formed part was never realised.