Stone point

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Further categories / Prehistoric objects

Object Data




Inventory Number

Prähistorische Abteilung Nr. 1938/70169


Stone tool (silex), Palaeolithic Age, site: Les Eyzies, Tayac, Dordogne, France



Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Robert (May 22, 1879 - June 23, 1938) and Margarete Piowaty-Lang (June 3, 1895 - August 2, 1972)


Purchase from a private collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

So called acquisition on October 16, 1938


Art Restitution Advisory Board


The Art Restitution Advisory Board has decided on the restitution of the art.


The Art Restitution Advisory Board has recommended that the art or cultural object is to be restored to the owners or their legal successors.

Committee in charge

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport


No decision has been reached so far.


The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.


In its meeting of November 8, 2006 the Advisory Board unanimously reached the following decision: The Advisory Board recommends to the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Culture that the objects from the Natural History Museum in Vienna be handed over to the legal successors of Robert und Margarete Piowaty-Lang. The aforementioned objects are listed in the enclosed personal dossier and designated with „Robert und Margarete Piowaty-Lang“.

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