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Colorful terracotta figure group of 4 Jewish men, a boy, and a goat

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.52

Colorful terracotta figure group, Kinder Israel, modelled by Anton Sohn in early 19th century Germany. It is a caricatured depiction of Jewish stereotypes, including the livestock dealer, the scholar/student, and the peddler. Sohn (1769-1841), trained as a church painter, established a workshop in Zizenhausen, Germany, that was celebrated for its exceptionally detailed and elaborate terracotta figurines. His subject matter ranged widely and included genre and satirical groups on popular, topical themes, and religious figurines which were favorites for Christmas displays in homes, as well as businesses. This figure group is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Kinder Israel
Date
after 1828-before 1841  (manufacture)
Geography
manufacture : Zizenhausen (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
German
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Ceramics
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-06-27 14:24:58
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