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5008. Faience inlay fragment : side of throne. Winkler collection.

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A reasonably sized fragment part from a quite large inlaid faience decoration , this fragment being the  side of a throne.

You  can see a more  complete fragment here:

55mm x 48mm

Egyptian, Late Period/Ptolemaic.

Ex Winkler collection.

Martin Eduard Winkler

� Birth date: 23 December 1893, Leipzig (Germany)

� Studied one semester History, Literature, History of Art and Archaeology (Strasburg)

� Studied Culture and History (Leipzig)

� Wounded during war (fall 1915) in battle near Narew (east of Warsaw) and lost his right arm and three fingers of his left hand

� Wanted to become an Archaeologist, which was impossible due to his injuries, but studied Classical Archaeology, Egyptology and Early European History for some time

� After 1920, beginning of his habilitation on Russian History of the 19th century

� Beginning of his interest for Early Russian Art and Cultural History

� 1924 first travel to Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg)

� Met important historians and icon-specialists during his eight subsequent visits to Russia

� 1929: Professor for Eastern European History and Director of the Historical Department of the Russian Institute in K�nigsberg

� 1934 lost his position due to the Nazi regime; he was not allowed to pursue his scientific work

� Because of his contacts with Russian colleagues, he was suspected of being a communist

� He publicly expressed his doubts about the Nazi regime, with consequent problems with the Gestapo

� 1939 he was forced to retire at 46 years of age

� He was forbidden to visit public libraries, and due to his war injuries manual work was impossible

� He used his private library in Berlin to finish his four volumes on Russian Cultural History which were published in 1942

� During all these years he started a private collection of Russian icons, which he was forced to sell in 1955 due to financial problems

� He wanted the pieces of his collection to remain together, and sold everything to the city of Recklinghausen, which established a museum around this collection, which today is still one of the largest and most important in Germany

Information extracted from the publication of Dr. Eva Haustein-Bartsch:  Die Ikonensammler Dr. Heinrich Wendt und Prof. Dr. Martin Winkler und die Gr�ndung des Ikonen-Museums Recklinghausen. B�nen 2007 � Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen und die Autorin 2007; ISBN: 978-3-939753-03-2

Price: 105 GBP

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