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Plate

Object Number: 
2000.217
Date: 
ca. 1946
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 23.5 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: on the obverse, below the image: "Mother A.M.E. Zion Church/ New York, New York" in gothic script transfer-printed: on the reverse: "Historical Facts of Our Church/ Founded A.D. 1796/ First Church built corner of Church and/ Leonard Str
Description: 
White ceramic plate with a molded grapevine border, a gold-leaf rim and an image of the A. M. E. Zion Church transfer-printed in the center; chronology of the church printed on the underside of the plate.
Gallery Label: 
The ceramic plate commemorating the founding of the AME Zion Church may have been made around 1946, the 150th anniversary of the founding of the church. The Church has a long and distinguished history in New York, being amongst the earliest to provide a place of worship for New York's African-American population.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group