Stone point

Restitution status: Return to the heirs has occurred

Categories: Further categories / Prehistoric objects

Object Data




Inventory Number

Prähistorische Abteilung Nr. 1938/70167


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 case is closed.


The committee in charge has established the owners or their legal successors and has recommended to restore to them the art or cultural object.

Committee in charge

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport


The body in charge has decided to restore the art or cultural object to the owners or their legal successors.


The art or cultural object was restituted to the owners or their legal successors.


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“.The object was handed over to the heirs of Robert und Margarete Piowaty-Lang in April, 2021.

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