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Small rock with a painted portrait of a dark haired woman killed in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 2004.705.10

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Small oval rock with a painted portrait of a woman in an orange dress created by Miss Relis, possibly a Holocaust survivor, to remember friends who had been killed in the concentration camps established by Germany during the Holocaust.
    Artwork Title
    Painting of a Holocaust victim
    Date
    undated: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Robert L. White

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Paintings
    Physical Description
    Irregular oval shaped, smooth, small, light brown stone with a painted image on one side of a young woman from the shoulders up, looking out towards the viewer. She has thin black eyebrows and eyes, a faded black line for a nose, red lips, and shoulder-length black, flat, straight hair. She wears an orange blouse. There are faded images of red, yellow, and blue houses surrounding the figure. The image has a shiny finish, possibly laquer.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm) | Depth: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm)
    Materials
    overall : stone, paint, lacquer

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The painted rock was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by the Estate of Robert L. White.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:15
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