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Handcut metal wall decoration of a Jewish beggar fending off a dog

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.638

Painted cutout sheet metal hanging wall decoration of a caricatured Jewish beggar fending off a dog with his umbrella. The figures are based on a series of paintings created by J. Gehrts around 1889. The images were reproduced on postcards around the same time, exploiting the stock figure of the Jewish beggar for humorous effect. This wall decoration is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
creation:  approximately 1890
Geography
creation: Germany
Language
German
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Metalwork
Object Type
Art metal-work (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:51:23
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