Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oded Löbl
Cameo "Ruth"
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
Mother-of pearl shell, cut and carved
Diam: 3.9 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0889 ; 174/325
 
 
The scene illustrates the biblical verse: “I would like to go to the fields and glean among the ears of grain”.

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