Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone

Obj. ID: 37668
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Passover cloth, Iraq, circa 1930

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

In the Ashkenazi tradition, the different types of symbolic foods for the celebratory Passover eve meal are placed on a dish in the center of the Festive table. These plates often contain depressions for the foods and sometimes a text that identifies them. The plate is uncovered.

In most Sephardic and Mizrachi communities, the symbolic foods are placed on a regular plate that is then covered by a large cloth. This is one such covering for the Passover Seder plate. This printed cloth contains many inscriptions and imagery that shows the Seder elements and blessings. There is a great deal of Kabbalistic interpretation involved in the printed parts of the cloth. The order of the Seder is presented on the sides, and the different foods that are to be covered by the cloth are presented with explanatory texts. The texts and symbols are printed in gold on purple polished cotton.

1 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Passover cloth | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
circa 1930
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Iraq
|
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Printed in gold ink on silk satin fabric. New silk backing.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 64.5 cm, Width: 54.5 cm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.