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The seder plate consist of a body, a base and a handel.

The body is cylindrical lowl shaped with convex bottom and concave upper part. it is rests on three legs in a shape of a scrolling vine with leaves and brunches. The bottom is decorated with petal like design composed of scrolls, foliates and flowers. The handles in a shape of swans with raised wings. On the front side there is rectangular narrow holes for inserting of three trays.

Each tray decorated with foliate scrolls and has a lock which decorated with three leaves connected by a pair of barries. The plate bears depicting pictures ( from the right to the left): buildings; Exodus (Mosses laedind his people while he is caried on 12 waves) and the Egyptians are falling into the sea; a gout between two trees above them a bird; alongated building with two flags above it a bird. The trays are made from raund hoops with lattiee work inside composed of triangular in a circle composing a Star of David. The front part of each hoop is decorated with scroll foliate and flowers design with the saue handle. Each tray has a velvet round cover inside the cover is flat with wavy edge.

Description on the first tray hoop (from above) on the right side: "Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread" (Exodus,13:6) "שבעת ימים מצות תאכלו" On the left in a medalion: "wisdom" "חכמה" On the second tray hoop on the right: "At even ye shall eat unleavened bread" (Exodus, 12:18) "בערב תאכלו מצות" On the left: "understanding" "בינה" On the third tray hoop, the inscription on the right side: "and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it" (Exodus,12:8) "ומצות על מרורים יאכלו" On the left: "knowledge" "ודעת"

There are six dishes on it. Two are with oval body and oval bases decorated with foliate design. Two are with raund base and decorated with foliet design, two are in a shape of conus and a base in a shape of a leaf decorated with scrolls.

On the body there are two small amphoras with expelling leaves and fruits. From each vase a vine with leaves and grapes expells and support a crown decorated with filigree scrolls and flowers. Between a crest and an apex there is decoration of acorms alternatiny with three leaves. The apex is globular surmounted by a bird. Seven bells are alternuating with the arms of the crown. a bell biger than the others is hanging in it`s centre.

Name/Title
Tiered Seder plate of Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadigora (?) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1859?
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver##Structure: cast,hammered,rased ##Decoration: stamped, repouse, engraved, punched ##Bonding: secreued, soldered## Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Measurements
Height
610mm (all the four levels)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
1060mm (each plate)
Weight
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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
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

Goldman Ida identified this Seder Plate as belonging to Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadigora on the basis of the verbal description given by Itzhak Even. Even wrote that the plate was presented by the rich Russian Hasidim of the Rabbi after his recovery from illness in 1859.

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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Batsheva Goldman Ida, “Ha-hefetz ha-tiksi ha-hasidi” (Ph.D. thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007), pp. 115-150. Itzhak Even, Funem rebens hoyf: zikhroynes un mayses gezehen, gehert un nochdertselt (New York, 1922), p. 213.
Short Name
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Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| N.Y. (M.P.R.) 03.1995
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
052061