Leather shield

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Weapons and technical instruments

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

127.493

Description

Shaped like a house, with leather bosses. Front side black, bosses made from pewtered copper, embellished with hexagonal star, handle made from back of oxen. 35.83 to 28.35 in. Africa, Cameroon

Material

Further kinds of material

Motif

Ornaments

Provenance Data

 

Former owner according to museum / collection

Popper, Georg

Provenance

Loan to museum/collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

On loan from the 'NSV-Hernals (i.e. the 'Volkswohlfahrt', a Nazi welfare organisation in the Viennese district Hernals)', July 1939

Committee

Art Restitution Advisory Board

Pendency

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

Recommendation

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

Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery

Decision

No decision has been reached so far.

Implementation

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

Annotations

In its meeting of June 24, 2009 the Advisory Board unanimously reached the following decision: The Advisory Board recommends to the Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture that the mentioned 92 ethnographic objects and 42 books be handed over to the legal successors of Ing. Dr. Georg Popper. The aforementioned objects are listed in the enclosed file and designated with ‘NSV Hernals (probably Ing. Georg Popper)’.

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