Broad-rim circular plate with shallow, flat well engraved with a depiction of St. Peter, with rayed halo, holding a key in his right hand and walking to the right on a mound with flowers, labeled "SPEDCERVS" at upper right; a continuous vine or stem of flowers fills rim. Rim beaded on underside; no foot ring. Underside has one incised circle around a partial, small, shield-shaped mark stamped at center with raised "Z / S" on one side and illegible motif on the other. One of two engraved plates depicting Sts. Peter and Bartholomew, DL*311692A-B.

Language and mark not identified; needs further research. St. Peter is identifiable by his attribute (key). Donor believed DL*311692A-B to be communion plates; hole in rims suggests at some point they must have hung as decorations.

Date Made: 18th century1640-1690

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.311692ACatalog Number: 311692AAccession Number: 64443

Object Name: plateObject Type: plate

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 21.9075 cm


Record Id: nmah_300439

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