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Obj. ID: 22748
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  Passover plate, Germany (?), early 19th century (?)

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

The pewter Seder plate is round, with a raised rim. The decoration is aranged within two concentrical circles. The central one is divided to two parts.

The lower part depicts the Four^Sons of the Hagada. (Sc 8797) The Four^Sons of the Hagada are depicted in the lower cental part. They stand in a row on a ground like line. The Wise on the left, is depicted like an old bearded man who teachs the rest sons while pointing his hand towards the sky. The Wicked is depicted like a soldier with a sword in his hand and an helmet. The Simple supported on a walking stick, is watching the Wise with his hand under his chin. The one who does not know how to ask, is depicted like a little boy, watching the Wise with his hands behind his back. From both sides are inscriptions which follow the the round frame. In squer field letters it reads: !ארבעה בנים ## דברה תורה## אחד חכם! !Four Sons the Torah said, one is wise,! (part of verses from the Haggadah).

 

On the upper part is a depiction of a woman blesses the Sabbath lights. (Sc 8798) On the upper central part is a depiction of a woman blesses the Sabbath lights. She stands on right with raised hands near a chandlier which is hang from an open wings eagle placed on the ceiling. Left to her is a Sabath table with a goblet, standing lamp and a jug.

In the external circle is a depiction of the Had^Gadya figurs. They are arranged within medallions anti-clockwise. (Sc 8799) The Had Gagya figurs are surrounded by an inscription of the Order of the Seder. Anti-clockwise in square fieled letters it is read: "קדש ורחץ כרפס יחץ מגיד רחץ מוציא מצה מרור כרך שלחן ערך צפון כרך הלל נרצה" "Qadesh, Rehaz, Karpas, Yahaz, Magid, Rahazah, Mozi, Maza, Maror, Korekh, Shulhan Orekh, Zafun, Barekh, Halel, Nirzah." On the plate's rim there are verses which refer to the central decoration. Starts from the upper side in square fieled letters it is read: "אשרי כל יראי יי, ההלך בדרכיו: יגיע כפיך כי תאכל אשריך וטוב לך:אשתך כגפן פריה בירכתי ביתך בניך כשתילי זיתים סביב לשולחנך". )תה. קכח א-ג( (Ps. 128:1-3) In the midlle of the first verse there is a depiction of a ram which indicates the Pesah (Passover sacrifice).

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