Adath Israel
 

Title

Hanukkah Lamp

Creator

Wes ID #

cai008

Dimensions

64.8 x 54 x 21.6 cm (25 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 8 1/2 in)

General Description

This object is a standing branch Hanukkah lamp and has a Star of David and eagle at the top, center. The spread, flying eagle is a common motif in Eastern European art. The Star of David is a relatively new addition to Jewish ritual art, appearing only in the 19th century. There is a similar object in the Jewish Museum to this lamp (Accession Number F 982)—predictably, with an Eastern European, 19th century origin.

Description of materials

Copper Alloy: Cast

Time period

19th century

Place of origin

Eastern Europe

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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