Adath Israel
 

Title

Chanukah Menorah

Creator

Wes ID #

cai005

Original Inventory #

21

Dimensions

18.4 x 25.1 x 7 cm (7 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

General Description

The side panels depict Aaron (with the armor) and Moses (with the stone tablets). One the backplate, there are three Stars of David, each of which contains a hat, called a "Swedish Hat," at the center. This hat became the symbol of the Prague Jewish community in the 17th century (Israel Museum, Accession number L-B65.05.0206 ; 118/564).

Description of materials

Brass: cast

Time period

18th or 19th century

Place of origin

Prague (Bohemia)

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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