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Painted wooden figure of an Austrian court Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.540

18th century painted wooden figure of an Austrian court Jew. It may represent Rabbi Samson Wertheimer (1658-1724), chief rabbi for Hungary and Moravia, and a well known financier, philanthropist, and scholar. He was the Finance Minister and influential adviser to Emperor Leopold I. The figure is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
approximately 1700  (creation)
Geography
creation : Austria
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Woodwork
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:51
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