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On view at the Museum: The Society Sector

Bread marker

Modern Era, Europe

A farmer-cum-baker in the mountains of the Canton of Valais, Switzerland, used this particular bread marker. The Sacred Heart of Jesus and cross reveal the religious nature of folkloric traditions.

Note: Cooking, Eating, Purchasing, Digesting, 2003. Vevey: Alimentarium, p. 28-29.


  • Type: Bread stamp
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Carved wood
  • Date: circa 1690
  • Dimensions: 6 x 6.3 cm
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