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Obj. ID: 38575
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  Passover plate, Germany, 1800

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

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

Pesach plates were fairly often made in central Europe, primarily Germany and the Czech lands. Usually old plates were purchased in the marketplace and then given to a Jewish engraver to write the inscription and add the decoration.  Most often this was not sophisticated artwork, but the work often had a great deal of charm.  This example contains inscriptions around the rim and a central medallion with three figures, one of which is holding a piece of matzah.  Additionally there are architectural depictions, vegetal and floral patterns and several animals, including a lion, a deer, a unicorn, a squirrel, a bird and what may be a fox. One of the figures in the central medallion holds what appears to be a dog on a leash. The variety of these animals is not typical of Germany and is most reminiscent of Galicia, but such plates were not done in that area. As with another known plate, which specifically states the place as Germany but mentions the artist as from lvov (in Galicia), this plate too was probably done by a Jewish immigrant from Galicia to Germany. There were a fair number of such immigrants from the 17th through the 20th centuries, initially promted by the Chmelnitsky murders in the middle of the 17th century and the subsequent disastrus decades in Galicia.       

Inscription:  Amar Rabi Shimon bar Gamliel...

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Name/Title
Passover plate | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1800
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Pewter, Engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Diam: 36.2 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
Unidentified
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
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Author of description
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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.