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"Deborah" cameo
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
Mother-of pearl shell, cut and carved
Diam: 4 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0886 ; 174/322

“Deborah ... was a prophetess ... She used to sit under the Palm of Deborah ...” (Judges 4:4−5); “I . . . will hymn the Lord, the God of Israel” (Judges 5:3).

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

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