Rock & rope

Exhibit 574. A rock tied to a rope (1895, Logatec/Loitsch, now Slovenia), Hans Gross Criminal Museum in Graz (now Austria). Photo (unedited): Alenka Pirman

A brand new blog. The WordPress template demands numerous decisions, one of them suggests to adorn the pages. How to select an image that will be clearly reduced to an ornament?

I chose a photography taken on my first visit to the Hans Gross Criminal Museum in Graz. The museum was closed so I could only observe the vitrines in the corridor. I guess I took a picture of this DIY weapon just because it once belonged to young rascals from Logatec in Slovenia. An act of localpatriotism?

Alenka Pirman

 

 


The text on the museum index card:

574. Totschläger. Stein an einem Stricke. (Stafirnica), Johann Urbancic, Bez.ger. Loitsch C 1894/177
Dieser Stein wurde von Burschen Oberkrains bei Raufereien verwendet als Verletzungswerkzeug. Es ist ein in primitiver Weise aus einem gewöhnlichen vielkantigen und zackigen Steine und einem zu einer Schlinge geknoteten festen Stricke hergestellter Totschläger, der bequem zusammengelegt und in der Tasche getragen werden kann.

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