Obj. ID: 7454
Sacred and Ritual Objects Plate, Persia, 1900-1925?
The round plate bears a depiction of Moses in its center.
Moses is bearded and wears a cloak, a hood covers his head. Moses is holding the Tables of the Covenant in his left hand and a rod in his right hand.
The rounded Tables of the Covenant bear the begining of the ten commandements. The commandements are arranged in two rows, five from each side and are written in square filled letters. The commandements are also marked by the first ten letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Branches, bearing flowers and leaves, appear at the background.
An inscription, encircles the plate's wide rim. It is written in square filled letters and reads: "And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel (Deut. 4:44) Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob (Deut. 33:4)."
A thin stripe composed of triangles appears beneath the inscription.
Similar plates were found during the documentations in Poland and Prague.