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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 11.1991

The pewter Purim plate is round, with a raised rim. The central decoration depicts King Ahasuerus stands on a platform between Esther the queen from his right and a servant to his left. The bearded and crowend king holds his sceptre in his left hand while holding out his right hand towards the crowened queen who stands aside the platform and holds out her hands towards him. In her right hand she holds a sceptre surrmounted by a bird. The bearded servant holds a parasol above the king, he wears an helmet. A column topped by a flower and leaves stands at the background between Ahasuerus ans Esther. Around the rim is an inscription. In squer fieled letters it reads: "ויבוא המלכה על המלך ויאמר לה מה לך אסתר" "And the queen came to the king, than said he unto her What wilt thou, queen Esther." (Based on words from the book of Es. 5:2-3). 

Name/Title
Purim plate | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Pewter## Structur: cast##Decoration: engraved, punched ##Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
225mm (overall); 160mm (inside).
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
One hallmark on the back. The halllmark depicts a rose suemounted by a crown which inscribed in his base by the letters : P.S. This hallmark is a quality mark used in differnt places in Europe and the inintial indicates the artist name.
It is unidentified.## cf. Stara, Pewter Marks, 1978, pp. 15-21.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Indentical hallmark is stamped on the Shabath plate, I.J.A. 6963. Both plates are similar in style and donated together to the museum. Similar style can be seen in the pewter plates of the Kolniscches Stadtmuseum. C.f. Koln, Stadtmus, Judaica, 1980.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The object was donated to the museum by Mrs. Hess, Lids, England.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| M.T. 1.1992
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.