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Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"

Monument "The Trace of the Lion"

Peter Lenk
1995

Schwerin /  Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"   Schwerin /  Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"

Description

Sculpture of a lion on a 4.5 meter high column with four reliefs, unveiled on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the death of Heinrich der Löwe (Henry the Lion), the founder of the city.

The column has four reliefs representing in a satirical way four episodes of the life of Henry the Lion, in front of each reliefs stands a low stone with the caption of the relief - two other stones give the name of teh monument and the name of the donating bank:

Schwerin - Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"
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Schwerin - Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"
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Schwerin - Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"
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Schwerin - Denkmal "Die Spur des Löwen"
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    (Stone:) 1147 wendenschlacht
  1. Der Wendenkreuzzug von 1147 / The Wendish Crusade of 1147, when Christianity cam among others in Mecklenburg.

    (Stone:) 1160 gründung schwerins

  2. Die Gründung Schwerins 1160 / The founding of Schwerin 1160.

    (Stone:) 1129-1195 heinrich der löwe
    (Stone:) 1166 braunschweig - der löwe im mann

  3. Die Herstellung des Braunschweiger Löwen /The production of the Braunschweig Lion, for wich Henry the Lion stood model.

    (Stone:) 1189 bardowick

  4. Bardowicker Gesäßhuldigung / The Bardowicker buttocks homage, as contempt of the exiled Henry by Bardowick citizens, as their city during the reign of Henry lost its key role as a trading center.

    (Stone:)1996 deutsche bank schwerin

Inscription(s)

At the top of the column:

VESTIGIUM LEONIS DIE SPUR DES LÖWEN

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 53°37'44" - E 11°24'53")

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Item Code: demv173; Photograph: 5 August 2016
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