Early 20th Century Purim Cake Mold from Poland

20th century

These crude but vividly carved light wood molds were used in shaping Purim cakes popular in the Pale of Settlement.  This mold depicts a hand-carved figure of Mordecai with typical Polish cap, riding on a royally dressed horse.  Mordecai has a recognizable Star of David on his vest.


Identifer: CJF.2009.001.082


University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Used as a mold for baking.

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