Passover Glass Plate. Adaptation. Spain Before 1492
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.
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.