Leather suitcase

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Further categories / Further kinds of objects

Object Data




Inventory Number



Made of light raw skin. Wooden slats in between the two layers of the raw skin, which are connected by strips of the same material. Embroidery made from dark strips of raw skin on the front side of the lid and of the lower part as well as on the narrow sides of the lid. Two handles made from twisted strips of raw skin on the narrow sides of the lower part. On the front side an iron device for closing the container with a padlock.


Further kinds of material


34 cm


65 cm

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.


Literature: Catalogue of the 'Deutsches Ledermuseum', Offenbach-on-the-Main, 3rd edition, 1967: Catalogue numbers 1.460 and 1.461, listed as 'petaca' (South America?). 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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