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Mould shaped like a maybug

Contemporary Era, Europe
To celebrate the return of clement weather, on 1 May it was customary for children in German-speaking areas to receive a chocolate maybug. Until the 1950s, real maybugs were a choice ingredient of Maikäfersuppe, maybug soup, served in France and Germany.


  • Type: Mould
  • Place of origin: Europe
  • Materials and techniques: Metal
  • Date: circa 1925
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 16 x 8.5 cm
  • Weight: 107 g
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