Album of photographs by Avraham Soskin in honor of Tel Aviv
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
Binding: olive-wood marquetry, inlaid with engraved ivory, mother-of-pearl, and silver; Clasp buckle: silver, stamped
Inscribed with the Ten Commandments; "As a mark of submission and recognition"; "Hommage de reconaissance"
Signed on the back cover: "Made in the Bezalel School; carving in ivory by Meir Gur-Arie; silver repoussé by Ze'ev Raban; drawings by Shmuel Ben David; marquetry by Eliyahu Eidem; Jerusalem." On the clasp: "Samson and the lion"; on a mother-of-pearl plaque on the back: "Tel Aviv"
H: 23; W: 30 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.1148
From the Israel Museum 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