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Pendant or brooch with a depiction of a Yemenite girl
New Bezalel, Jerusalem
1950s
Silver, repoussé and engraved
Inscribed on back: “Bezalel Jerusalem 933” (in Hebrew) and “Made in Israel” (in English)
L: 5.7; W: 4.2 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.1160 ; 102/141

The figure of the Yemenite girl was a ubiquitous motif, adorning jewelry and decorative items produced in the Old Bezalel as well as the New Bezalel school, and even after the establishment of the State of Israel.


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


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