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Antisemitic caricature of an old Jewish man eating pork sausage

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.434

Satirical color print, Das Höchste in der Kunst, Gabriel Max übertroffen [The Supreme Art exceeding Gabriel Max]. It depicts an old Orthodox Jewish man with few teeth eating a pork sausage. The image ridicules his appearance as well as a hypocrite for eating pork, which is forbidden by kosher dietary rules. The reference to Gabriel Max may refer to the successful Austrian painter, Gabriel von Max. In addition to religious works and portraits, Max was known for his paintings of monkeys, often in human poses. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Das Hochste in der Kunst!
Date
approximately 1900  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
Caricature (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:16
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