Baton of Mariazell

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: Baton of Mariazell; Date: 1924; Country: Austria; Town: Mariazell; Materials: black, French-polished wood, silver; Measurements: length 39,5 cm, diameter 2,3 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 70; Description:

Black baton with silver fittings; slightly narrowing body, made of dark, French-polished wood; large, conical grip fitting, engraved with geometrical patterns, with an inscription on the convex top; tip fitting engraved analogically, finished with a small ball. Hallmarked in Austria in 1921-1925, silver fineness 800. The inscription contains the name of an Austrian pilgrimage destination, the Mariazell sanctuary, famous for its Marian cult, dated July 1924.

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Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)


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