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Painted pottery figure of a stereotypical Jewish merchant holding gold coins

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.534.1

Detailed, satirical terracotta pottery figure of a stereotypical heavyset, Jewish banker with a large curved nose, looking with a self-satisfied expression at the gold coins in his hand. It is a companion piece to 2016.184.534.2, a figure of his richly dressed, and extremely unattractive wife. The figures convey the impression that although their wealth and expensive clothes place them in the bourgeois class, they are still uncultured peasants. This ceramic figurine is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
approximately 1750  (creation)
Geography
creation : Germany
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: 2018-10-24 14:08:41
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