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"The Sculpted Trophies", (Schönbrunn, Austria)

Besides the external flight of steps leading up to the glazed central section of the Gloriette, which today houses Café Gloriette, there are additional lateral flights of steps which are lined with massive sculpted trophies. These are arrangements composed of antique Roman armour with shields, standards and lions, and were executed by the sculptor Johann Baptist Hagenauer. The central eagle motif and the other sculptural decorations were executed by Benedikt Henrici.

 

www.schoenbrunn.at/de/publicdir/

@Vienna, Austria

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Taken on May 18, 2006