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Crook handled staff with a carved Jewish head with bulging eyes

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.67

Crook handled walking stick with an intricately carved head of a Jewish man with bulging eyes, and a patterned, segmented shaft giving it a snakelike appearance. European artisans commonly adorned everyday items such as ceramics, toys, and even walking sticks, with caricatures of Jewish faces. These walking sticks are examples of racial antisemitism becoming part of everyday life. This cane is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Date
approximately 1801-approximately 1899  (creation)
Geography
creation : Austria or Germany
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-05-14 09:34:30
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