Bread stamp (procura stamp)

Restitution status: Dubiousness is still to be clarified

Categories: Arts and crafts / Further kinds of arts and crafts

Object Data




Inventory Number



Procura stamp made from lime wood; disc with chip carving: in the middle a Helvetia with jagged edges and a bundle of beams at the end of the planks; four large squares are inserted into the corners of the cross that extend beyond it; the two upper squares contain the negative inscription “IC . XC . NI . KA, the lower right square has the monogram of the Virgin Mary, the left one the sign of the saints (nine triangles). On the reverse is a square grip with a small procura stamp IC . XC. NI . KA. Athos? Greece. 


4 cm


12.6 cm


1st half of the 19th Century, 2nd half of the 19th Century

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection



Means of acquisition not clear

Provenance according to museum / collection

Collection of Greek embroidery and wood carvings, Arthur Haberlandt from Athens

Committee in charge

Board of the Society for Folk Life and Folk Art


No decision has been reached so far.


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


he procurement of this object in Athens by Director Arthur Haberlandt and its transport was only made possible by the German Embassy in Athens. However, no documentary evidence exists to prove its provenance or any form of payment. Therefore, this object is to be considered looted/expropriated.

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