Helene Aylon's Honey and Apple Plate

Tonight starts Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year.

Apples and honey are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize a sweet new year. Helène Aylon created this plate for a fund-raiser to combat domestic violence, employing a verse from Genesis describing Eve’s punishment for eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. The inscription compels the viewer to remember the eternal problem of violence against women, even at a festive time.

Honey and Apple Plate

Helène Aylon, 2004
Ceramic: hand painted and glazed
Diameter: 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) Height: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Collection The Jewish Museum, New York

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