Passover Glass Plate (Gold). Adaptation. Spain Before 1492

Passover Glass Plate (Gold). Adaptation. Spain Before 1492

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Brand: The Israel Museum

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 Passover Glass Plate (Gold). Adaptation. Spain Before 1492
 Passover Glass Plate (Gold). Adaptation. Spain Before 1492  Passover Glass Plate (Gold). Adaptation. Spain Before 1492

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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.