bronze noisemaker with a Russian Cossack in a pillory chained to a tree

Grogger (noise maker), 20th century

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Gift of Harold and Mickey Smithexpand_more  98.136.16

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The Hebrew inscription on the top of this grogger translates, "Cursed be Haman, cursed be all the evil people." Here Haman is depicted as a Cossack, a group that carried out brutal pogroms against the Jews in Russia.

Details
Title
Grogger (noise maker)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.136.16
Provenance
(Moriah Gallery, New York); Collection of Harold & Mickey Smith purchased 1978; Gift to the MIA in 1998
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bronze noisemaker with a Russian Cossack in a pillory chained to a tree