Baton with an infula (miter)

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

Name: Baton with an infula (miter); Date: unknown; Country: unknown; Town: unknown; Materials: wood (ebony), brass; Measurements: length 50,7 cm, diameter 2,6 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 158; Description:

long and massive baton made of dark wood with brass fittings; cone made of dark, French-polished wood; richly decorated grip fitting with an infula (miter), and a spear crowned with a cross (umbraculum?), as well as a twig pattern, and finished with a coraille motif (shell); plain tip fitting, finished with a small ball. The symbols, such as the infula (bishop’s hat) and what seems to be the umbraculum (a symbol of papal power used in basilicas) suggest Catholic Church background

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


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