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Warsaw

Accession Number
2011/1.101

Title
Warsaw

Artist(s)
Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1943; printed 1963

Medium & Support
serigraph on paper

Dimensions
40 1/4 in. x 31 in. x 3/4 in. ( 102.24 cm x 78.74 cm x 1.91 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

Subject matter
Jewish prayer.

Physical Description
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists. His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched. Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print. Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us". The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Rights
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Keywords
Judaism
calligraphy (process)
prayers (documents)

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