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Obj. ID: 892
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  Purim plate, Germany, 18th c.

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991

The pewter Purim plate is round, with a raised rim. The central decoration is a six-pointed star, filled with zig-zag lines. Between the points of the star appear, starting from under the word,"matanot", counterclockwise a peacock; a tulip; a stylized tree; a rosette;, a long-beaked bird; two in interlocking loops, resembling a pretzel. The Hebrew letters, "Z" and "G" flank the loops. " כ ט" Surrounding the central design is the inscription:

"ומתנות / לאביונים/ ומשלח / מנות / איש / לרעהו." Esther (9:22)

The rim is decorated with a stylized scroll from which grow flowers and acorns. Between two ends of the scroll appears surmounted by a crown, the Hebrew letters: "זג"

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Name/Title
Purim plate | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
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Site
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School/Style
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Period
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Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
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Material/Technique
Metal
MAT : Pewter
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
engraved
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
engraved
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
240mm (overall)
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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 on the back. The halllmark appears three times, and depicts archangel michael holding a sword in one hand and a balance in the other. A small figure appears under the sword. The hallmark is framed by a circle.
Outside the circle appear five letters, three of which are legible: "_ R/H/B,O,_,T.". This hallmark is in the type of quality mark used in difrent places. The letters indicates the artis
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Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The initials probably refer to the owner of the plate.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.