Jewish Museum Order of the Seder Passover Plate
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The Passover table bears a number of symbolic items including a plate with special foods that celebrate freedom and recall the bitterness of slavery. The tradition of a special plate for these Seder foods originates in a reference in the Mishnah (first-second century CE), recording older customs, but there is no record of how it was decorated. In Europe beginning in at least the 18th century, artisans began making Seder plates with scenes from the Passover story, or displaying the table and its guests. In many plates, the decoration details the order of the Passover service and the placement of the symbolic foods. The museum's renowned Judaica collection includes numerous Passover plates.
This plate is a ceramic reproduction of a Passover plate in the museum's collection made in Staffordshire, England by Ridgways in around 1923. It was produced for the Jewish Museum by Fishs Eddy.