Figure of a Buddhist saint

Restitution status: No heirs to be found - utilization by the National Fund

Categories: Sculpture

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

Kulturhistorische Sammlung *2.256

Description

Bronze sculpture of a praying figure. Bronze, cast, gilded, hollow. China, 18th century. Diameter: 3.07 in.

Material

Bronze

Height

14.8 cm

Motif

Portraits

Period

18th Century

Provenance Data

 

Former owner according to museum / collection

Spira collection ?

Provenance

Means of acquisition not clear

Provenance according to museum / collection

This object first appeared in the inventory of the historico-cultural collection in 1977 with the memo 'old holdings, in the museum (relocation) since 1941/43'. According to a list compiled in 1939, objects from the Spira collection had been handed over to the Museum of Cultural History and Applied Arts by the Gestapo. On the basis of an object description, it could be an item from the Spira collection.

Committee in charge

Styrian Provincial Government

Decision

The body in charge has decided to hand over the art or cultural object to the National Fund for utilization.

Implementation

The art or cultural object was utilized by the National Fund.

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