Bronze sculpture of a lion, with two little mice playing between his front paws. Being the lion of a wine town, the tip of his tail is shaped like a grape. A vineyard snail has confused the tail with a vine and settled on it for a rest.
Signed: barbara & gernot rumpf
The lion is a so-called 'Apotropaion', a symbol against bad luck, near the main entrance of the town hall. The lion is also in the coat of arms of Neustadt an der Weinstraße.
The animals symbolize the Democracy in the City Council: The lion in front of City Hall is the strength, the owl ghe wisdom and the hedgehog the valor (the latter in the Council Chamber).
- Barbara Rumpf (Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1960),
German sculptor in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, married 1981 with Gernot Rumpf
- Gernot Rumpf (Kaiserslautern 1941),
German sculptor in Neustadt an der Weinstraße , married 1981 with Barbara Rumpf
Sources & Information
- Leaflet Skulpturen namhafter Künstler in der Innenstadt von Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Tourist, Kongress und Saalbau GmbH, Neustadt an der Weinstraße).
Locatie (N 49°21'12" - E 8°8'8") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: derp112; Photograph: 20 April 2012
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