Round-headed club

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Weapons and technical instruments

Object Data




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Made of iron sheet. Straight, completely cylindrical shaft, near the bottom hammered in by nail (secondary). Doubly conical head with conical spike and narrow bulge before continuing into the shaft. Cover with hammered silver sheet on shaft and club hardly visible any more due to corrosion. Length 25.2 in. Persia


Iron (including cast iron)

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Popper, Georg


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


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 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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