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"Shulammit" cameo
Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
Mother-of pearl shell, cut and carved
Diam: 4.4 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0887 ; 174/323

The figure of a woman standing between two trees and stroking two fawns illustrates the verse "Turn back, turn back, O maid of Shulem! . . . Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle" (Song of Songs 7:1, 4).

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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