"The plower" cameo
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
Mother-of-pearl shell, cut and carved
Signed: "Bezalel Jerusalem"
Diam: 5.2 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0883 ; 174/319
The plower is depicted as a biblical figure in Yemenite garb plowing a field.
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