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Object: Meßkram vor die Juden. oder Jüischer gelber Ring
Object: Merx Ivdaica Sive Circvlvs Ivdaicvs.
A broadside satirising Jews, with an etching describing in four scenes why Jews have to wear a yellow ring, contrasting in the first image a group of Christians with a group of Jews, in the second Jews buring in Hell; Jews taking the processions and clothes from Christians, and in the last Jews being driven away from a town, with engraved German and Latin title and text. (n.p.: 1618)
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Height: 275 millimetres
Width: 225 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The wearing of the yellow ring is explained in the text: its shape records the cries of Jews burning in Hell (cf 2. image, its shape alludes to a zero which, after a number, can create great figures, which the Jews like to charge (cf 3. image), and if placed in front of a number creates nothing, which reflects the value of Jews compared to Christians (cf 4. image).
Ref.: Not in Harms I-IV; Georg Liebe, Das Judentum in der deutschen Vergangenheit (Leipzig, 1903), illus. 49; W. Flemming, Deutscher Kultur im Zeitalter des Barock (Constance, 1960), illus. 51.
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