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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 and muff. It is a companion piece to 2016.184.534.1, a figure of the woman’s 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
creation:  1800-1899
Geography
creation: Germany
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Ceramics
Genre/Form
Figurines.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:48
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