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Antisemitic pottery figure of a Jewish women with exaggerated features

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.534.2

Detailed, satirical terracotta pottery figure of a stereotypical older Jewish woman, with exaggerated, nearly grotesque facial features, dressed in a fur coat with muff. It is a companion piece to 2016.184.534.1, a figure of her heavyset, self-satisfied husband. 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: 2018-01-11 14:22:21
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