Betrothal Plate (qnas teller). Earthenware, pained and glazed. Replica. Bohemia, 19th century
Diameter: 9.1" / 23 cm
The plate was made to be broken at the end of the se'udat qnas (betrothal feast) in a symbolic act to drive away evil spirits.
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated to the Israel Museum by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.