Bread stamp

Restitution status: Dubiousness is still to be clarified

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

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

ÖMV/46087

Description

Bread stamp made from elm, disc with a 9.8 cm diameter filled with chip carving: circle subdivided to form 5 square and 4 triangular fields: the center square with circular pattern (interior part broken off), the upper and lower field each contain a wide-bordered cross with the negative lettering
    И
B     I
     I
in the left field is a cross potent, in the right field a cross potent with the negative letters I. X. N. K. On the reverse a round handle with a small procura stamp X. 3. [broken off]. N. Greece.

Height

4.9 cm

Width

10 cm

Period

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

Provenance Data

 

Former owner according to museum / collection

unknown

Provenance

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

Decision

No decision has been reached so far.

Implementation

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

Annotations

The 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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