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
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

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