Reichsnährstands flag pole finial

 
Reichsnährstands flag pole finial
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  • Title :     Reichsnährstands flag pole finial
  • Artist:     Berthold Rungas Designer Priessmann, Bauer & Co. Manufacturer 4te. Reichsnährstandsaustellung Other relation
  • Accession:     TD1993.150.1
  • Country:     Germany Munich
  • Date:     1937
  • Dimensions:     Centimeters 14-1/2 8-3/8 1-3/4, Centimeters 36.8 21.3 4.4
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     Nazism/Third Reich , Nationalism , Agriculture , Exhibition/Events , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1993.150.1.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions
Description:
Cast metal flagpole finial for the Reichsnährstand (RNS) which was a government body set up in Nazi Germany to regulate food production and had legal authority over agricultural production and distribution; overall chromed metal flagpole finial in the form of a swastika; applied gilt bronze dagger and wheat stalk at center; hollow cylindrical support at bottom for mounting.