Inventory no. 155


Dimensions: 21 cm long, 11 cm wide, 4 cm high

Maker: unknown

Geographical origin: Namibia


Donor: Moritz Berengar von Zastrow

Moritz Berengar v. Zastrow (*7.6.1876 - 6.4.1951) entered the colonial service in 1905 and worked from 1907 as a desk officer for the governorate in what was then "Deutsch-Südwestafrika". From 1910 onwards, he was Bezirksamtsmann in the town of Grootfontein, which was located in the colony's administrative district of the same name. He was probably expelled after the First World War and lived until 1945 presumably on the Hartha estate in what was then Greiffenberg in Silesia (now Poland). He died on 06 April 1951 in Wilfingen.
The objects were donated to the ethnographic collection around 1911; nothing is known about the exact circumstances of their acquisition.