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Braunschweiger Löwe

Brunswick Lion

Henry the Lion (1129/30 - 1195), Duke of Bavaria and Saxony, had the lion statue built during his reign around 1166 as a symbol of his ducal authority and jurisdiction
(Wikipedia)
Hans-Werner Könecke
ca. 1166 (copy 2014)

Wiligrad /  Braunschweiger Löwe   Wiligrad /  Braunschweiger Löwe

Description

Replica of the 12th century Brunswick Lion. The original replica was placed in 1914 and was gift by Ernst August von Braunschweig-Lüneburg to Duke Johann Albrecht von Mecklenburg. This statue disappeared in 1950. For the 2014 replica the same mold was used as for the copy in Schwerin

Signature

2014 XX

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Location (N 53°44'22" - E 11°26'6")

Item Code: demv218; Photograph: 6 August 2016
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