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Model of the head of an African male used to teach racial science

Object | Accession Number: 1990.47.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Model of a head of a black man used for racial studies and exhibitions by Nazi Germany. The Deutsches Hygiene Museum in der DDR is where exhibitions and teachings of "racial and eugenic theories" originated during the Third Reich.
    Artwork Title
    Head of African Male
    Date
    approximately 1930-1935
    Geography
    use: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in der DDR

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Sculpture
    Object Type
    Busts (lcsh)
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 13.375 inches (33.973 cm) | Width: 6.375 inches (16.192 cm) | Depth: 8.750 inches (22.225 cm)
    Materials
    overall : plaster

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The model was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Deutsches Hygiene Museum iin the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (East Germany.)
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:14
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