Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Round box with depictions of the biblical spies, a watchman on a horse, and a camel rider
“Bezalel”, Jerusalem
1912–16
Reuven Lifshitz (Leaf)
Brass, etched
Inscribed in Hebrew: “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither; let my tongue stick to my palate if I cease to think of you” [Ps 136:5–6]; “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” and “If not now, when?” [Ethics of the Fathers 1:14]
Signed: "Bezalel Jerusalem R. Lifshitz"
H: 4.5; Diam: 11 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0877 ; 174/285
 
 

Publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, Early Israeli Arts and Crafts: Bezalel Treasures from the Alan B. Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2008, English / Hebrew

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir