Jewish Art

Container and lid made from artillery shells with depictions of Absalom's Pillar and Rachel's Tomb
Brass, engraved; silver and copper, damascene work
H: 14.5; Diam: 9 cm

The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0507(a-b)

Publications: Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006, 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

Exhibitions: Sacred Beauty: Treasures of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 3/11/2005 - 1/21/2006

Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oded Löbl