Pont-à-Mousson Prayer Ammunition - 1916
Item no. C300.106, 105
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c.1916 (World War I) - Authentic Antique Ammunition with hand-carved artwork of Pont a'Musson. The hand carving is extremely detailed for it's size: a work of art.
Dimensions: 3.5 inches high, 1.1 inches in diameter at the base.
We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer. If only these "ballers de prièr" - prayer bullets - could talk. French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using ammunition casings to create sacred pieces of art, plentiful during WWI.
This particular piece has incredible historical significance. This piece was made by hand, as a commemorative piece to the battles at Point a'Musson. Strategically positioned at an important river crossing, Pont-à-Mousson and the surrounding region saw terrible fighting during the twentieth century wars between France and Germany. In the First World War Bois-Le-Prêtre, Croix des Carmes, Xon and Grand-Couronné are names that recall savage fighting between French and German soldiers.
This iconic, unique piece is a 38MM armour piercing anti-tank round. It is not clear whether the piece was shot by German or French, but believed to be German in origin.
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