First acquisition 2022
20 January 2022
After an announcement by mail, we received a group of archaeological find pipes today. This happens more often and is always useful for our study collection. Today the group contained a more remarkable pipe. A pipe bowl from the French period in the Low Countries or rather from just before that: the Batavian Republic from 1795 to 1806 with the standing virgin with a freedom hat in the center of the front. Surprisingly, this image is usually depicted with Prussian soldiers as heraldic supporters. Here, however, those soldiers have been omitted. It is a matter of detail, but it nevertheless sheds new light on the significance of that representation over time. In short, an interesting object for new research into the iconography of this decoration.