Collection tray

oak, around 1500;
height: 32 cm
(on permanent loan by the Protestant Parish Church of Schaprode, Trent/Rügen)

A 'Bedelbrett', a collection board whose name shares etymological roots with the word 'betteln' (to beg), is used to gather the voluntary donations after church services. The carved relief depicts St George. Water paints were added in 1939.

The board is mounted on the tip of the steeple on St Mary's in Barth together with historical medallions.

Text: J. P.

The exhibit refers to:

Western Pomerania until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Niederdeutsches Bibelzentrum

Niederdeutsches Bibelzentrum

Sundische Straße 52
18356 Barth