“To Asher he said: Blessed among the sons is Asher. He shall be accepted by his brothers, and dip his foot in oil. Iron and copper are your bars, and your strength shall increase each day.” – Deuteronomy 33:24,25
“Asher’s bread shall be fat. He shall yield royal dainties.” – Genesis 49:20
The bowl is 16 inches in diameter and 6 inches high. The bars of iron and copper and the pool of oil are represented by the central design, which was achieved by melting colored glass into the glaze. The perimeter design and the pendants (shown in the exterior view in the final illustration) represent whatever delicacies are hinted at in the passage from Genesis.