January 2011 - the Rector's collar of office
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the BNU received the deposit of the "Rector's chain", in other words the collar of office of the Rector and Chancellor of the Universities of Strasbourg. It was entered in the inventory under number 14 308 on 8 July 1950.
It is an imposing item, designed in 1897 by the Strasbourg artist (born in Munich) Anton Seder in neo-Renaissance style, in keeping with the style of the buildings of the imperial university, a Mannerist style adopted more particularly by Rhineland goldsmiths in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The collar has never yet been the subject of an article in the BNU's Revue, but this will be remedied in the autumn issue (no.4).
Discover the BNU Revue.