Adath Israel
 

Title

Chanukah Menorah

Creator

Wes ID #

cai003

Original Inventory #

201

Dimensions

13 x 40 x 5.1 cm (5 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 2 in.)

General Description

The Hebrew text of this lamp reads "Hanukkah." Prior to the 20th century, almost all Hanukkah lamps, especially among those in Europe, were made of copper alloy, silver, or pewter. This suggests a 20th century origin for the object. The Magnes Collection has a nearly identical object from the United States in the 20th century. An American provenance for the object seems likely as a result.

Description of materials

Wood: carved; metal

Time period

20th century

Place of origin

United States

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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