Adath Israel
 

Title

Five-Armed Sabbath Lamp

Creator

Wes ID #

cai032

CAI ID #

2014.S.267.10

Original Inventory #

10

Dimensions

45.6 x 37.6 x 14.0 cm (17 15/16 x 14 13/16 x 5 1/2 in)

General Description

At the center of the lamp is written in Hebrew the phrase (translated into English) “to light the candle on Shabbat,” suggesting that this object was intended as a Sabbath lamp. In this object, two deer stand on a branch. Deer imagery was a common feature of Hanukkah lamps from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It is an Eastern European motif, especially prominent in Eastern Galicia and Western Ukraine (see Jewish Museum, Accession Number F 2950).

Description of materials

Copper Alloy: cast, engraved, and riveted

Time period

19th century

Place of origin

Eastern Europe

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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