Carved Walnut Panel With Lion. From the Lucerne in Switzerland, a memorial monument which was carved in stone in dedication to the Swiss mercenary soldiers lost during the French Revolutionary War. The large dying lion figure lays on arms and armor; below reads "Helvetiorum Fidei Ac Virtuti" (To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss). Inscribed in the border “Helvetiorum Fidei Ac Virtuti, Die X Augusti, II Et III Septembris MDCCXCCII”. Measures 12.5 in. high x 16.25 in. wide x 3.5 in. deep. Weight: 4.75 lbs.