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Passover plate with depictions of the Egyptian cities "Pithom" and "Rameses" as European cities
Artist: Jacob Schott
Pewter, engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew: "And keep the passover unto the Lord thy God...remember the day of your departure from the land of Egypt as long as you live..." (Deuteronomy 16: 1,3); Initial letters "shin, heh, beth"; the Hebrew date [5]529 [1769]; "Pithom" and "Rameses"
Diam: 35.6 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0212 ; 134/111

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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