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Bezalel Passover plate decorated with the Bezalel buildings and Rachel's Tomb

Unknown1909/1929

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The Passover plate was created in the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem, 1906–29Brass, engraved, damascene workSigned: "Bezalel" and "Jerusalem"

Inscriptions: on the inner circle, a list of words symbolizing the order of the Passover seder (ritual meal), taken from the Haggadah; on the outer circle, “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither; let my tongue stick to my palate if I cease to think of you, if I do not keep Jerusalem in memory even at my happiest hour” (Psalms 137:5−6)

Signed: “Bezalel” and “Jerusalem” in cartouches on the rim Credit: The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum

Details

  • Title: Bezalel Passover plate decorated with the Bezalel buildings and Rachel's Tomb
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1909/1929
  • Location: Jerusalem, Land of Israel
  • Physical Dimensions: w400 x h24 mm
  • Type: Plate
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: http://www.imj.org.il/imagine/galleries/artE.asp
  • Medium: Brass, engraved, damascene work

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