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Sheet and found metal balancing figure of a Rabbi reading a book

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.562 a-b

Hand crafted, painted sheet metal balancing figure of a Rabbi reading from a book. When gently pushed, the figure appears to daven [pray.] The balancing weight is a pig's head. This metalwork figure is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
creation:  approximately 1850
Geography
creation: Austria or Hungary
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Metalwork
Object Type
Metalware (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:19:22
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