Spear

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Weapons and technical instruments

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

127.478

Description

Small, lance-shaped spike with short central rib and octagonal long spout, which ends in a bulge. Light brown wood shaft wrapped in reddish metal wire. Spear shoe wrapped around the end of shaft as a short iron spiral. Overall length 70.47 in., spike with spout 15.94 in., spiral as shoe 1.18 in.

Material

Wood, Further kinds of metal

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

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport

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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