Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oded Löbl
Vase adorned with the profile of Theodor Herzl, made from artillery shell
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
1906–29
Brass and copper sheet, engraved; silver, damascene work
Inscribed in Hebrew: “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither” [Ps 137:5]; “The world needs a Jewish state, therefore it will arise”; "Herzl in his book 'The Jewish State'”
H: 28; Diam: 8.5 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0966 ; 174/299
 
 

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