Five-Armed Sabbath Lamp
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45.6 x 37.6 x 14.0 cm (17 15/16 x 14 13/16 x 5 1/2 in)
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
Place of origin
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT
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