The charming and imaginary view of Jerusalem, distinguished by the elaborate towers, is clearly modelled on central European city rather than a Mediterranean capital. Though depictions of Jerusalem appeared frequently, since the 16th century, on Jewish wedding contracts, textiles, manuscripts and printed books, its representation on such a pewter Seder plate is quite unique and clearly testifies that throughout the ages Jerusalem remains the primary Jewish sacred place and continued to be at the very core of the Jewish emotional and cultural heritage.
Towards the Eternal Centre. Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple. Exhibition Catalogue, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1996