Inscribed Plate from Jehan Sadat

United States 1979

In September 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter invited Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin to the United States for peace negotiations. It would result in the historic Camp David Accords, bringing peace between the two countries.

In the runup to that meeting, Esther Coopersmith, a well-known Washington, DC area hostess, and a U.S. Representative to the United Nations during the Carter administration, decided she should introduce the wives of Begin and Sadat.

This decorative plate featuring Jehan Sadat’s likeness was personally inscribed “To Dear Esther” and gifted to Esther Coopersmith on March 28, 1979, two days after the signing of the formal peace treaty that the Camp David Accords made possible.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Esther L. Coopersmith
  • Catalog Number: 2023.0010.01
  • Created: 1979
  • Acquired: 2023

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