Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Lion Of Lucerne button

I was able to view this monument some time ago in Lucerne, Switerland. The famous monument was designed by Bertel Thorwaldsen (1770-1844) in a huge rock on the mountainside not far from Lucerne.
The huge lion is carved in solid rock in memory of the Swiss guards massacred in defense of the Tuileries in Paris and French Royal Family, August 10, 1792.
This small button is the exact reproduction of the monument..for sale at Pegs Buttons

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