Passover Ceramic Plate. Adaptation. Spain Before 1492

SKU
jIM-528015

Brand: The Israel Museum

Availability: In stock
$500.00 $314.00

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Passover Ceramic Plate. Adaptation. Spain Before 1492
Passover Ceramic Plate. Adaptation. Spain Before 1492
Details

Replica: Porcelain

Diameter: 15" / 38 cm

This Passover Plate is a replica of one of the few preserved objects of Jewish ceremonial art from Spain prior to the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

Shaped and decorated in a manner typical of contemporary Spanish houseware plates, it features repeated motifs of gadroons, and floral and geometric designs in brownish-gold and cobalt blue. The inscription refers to the three main elements of the Passover feast: pesach (paschal lamb), matzah (unleavened bread), and maror (bitter herbs), as well as the word seder. The spelling errors suggest that the plate was comissioned from a non-Jewish craftsman who was unfamiliar with Hebrew.

Note: the plate is pictured with the matching porcelain dishes, available at an additional charge.

 

For an additional $54.00 you can add the six matching porcelain dishes.

 

Each of the small dishes has a diameter of 3.4" / 8.5 cm.

This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.  Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.

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