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(VII) Img. ID: 6149 Four Plates with Jacob and his sons, , Germany, 1800-1899 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Four Plates with Jacob and his sons | Unknown
3a Object Plate
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1800-1899
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
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9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Simeon (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Levi (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Reuben (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Judah (Tribes/Sons of Israel) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 6-12; (6-25 hallmark)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The pewter plate is round, with a raised rim. The central decoration depicts the four elders sons of Jacob each holds his sign. They are standing below a tree that growes at the center. Reuben stands at the centre leaned on a tree behind him, Simeon and Levi are on the left and Judah is on the right. Reuben is depicted frontal with a flag in his left hand. Simeon and Levi are depicted in profile, walking towards Reuben, each holds a sword in his right hand. The three broders are smooth shaven except a mustach. Judah is bearded and is depicted in profile, turning towards Reuben and holding a lion in his hands. Around the rim are the names of the sons inscribes in square filled letters and separated by a flower. Anticlockwise it reads:

"ראובן-שמעון-ולוי-יהודה" "Reuben Simeon and Levi Judah"

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
:MED : Metal
:MAT : Pewter## Structure: cast##Decoration: engraved##Inscription: engraved
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
:MD : 226mm (overall); 170mm (inside).
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 226mm (overall); 170mm (inside).
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
The hallmarks stamped on the plates indicate that the first plate was made in one workshop, while the other three in another.
The marks are stamped on the back side of the plate (See: Remarks, no.2).
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The three plats were donated to the Museum by Mrs. Hesse, Lids, England in 1987.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
052 | 005
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.11141
:MED : Metal
:HS : There is one hallmark on the back side of the plate which is stamped three times.
The halllmark depicts an angle with open wings, stands on a cloude. He holds a scales in his left hand and a sword in his right hand below which stands a cock.
The angle is surrounded by an inscription that reads: "S. ROTHHAN FFINZINN", all within an oval medallion.
This is a type of a quality mark which includes the artist name.
It is unidetified.
cf. Stara, Pewter Marks, 1978, pp. 15-21.
:MAT : Pewter## Structure: cast##Decoration: engraved##Inscription: engraved

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter M.T. 1.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a