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Cane with a bone grip carved as a caricatured Jewish man's head with warts

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.65

Walking stick with a black wooden shaft and a changeable bone handle carved as the exaggerated, caricatured head of an unattractive Jewish man with one gold tooth and an extremely elongated nose with big warts. 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.

creation:  approximately 1830-approximately 1870
creation: Germany
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:18
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