Adath Israel
 

Title

Chanukah Menorah

Creator

Wes ID #

cai006

Original Inventory #

214

Dimensions

34.3 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm (13 1/2 x 12 x 7 in.)

General Description

There is a nearly identical lamp to this in the Jewish Museum from the Netherlands or Germany in the late 19th or early 20th century (Accession number F 2369). The general cast group—a branched lamp with feet at the bottom in the shape of dolphins—also appears to be fairly common, as several similar lamps, with slight variations, can also be found in the Jewish Museum's catalogue. Those lamps also have origin in Germany or the Netherlands. The Star of David suggests that this lamp, like the nearly identical one in the Jewish Museum, comes from the late 19th or 20th century, as the Star of David has only recently become especially prominent in Jewish ritual art.

Description of materials

Copper Alloy: cast

Time period

Late 19th century or 20th century

Place of origin

Germany or The Netherlands

Provenance

Purchased by the Harry L. Shapiro Trust Fund

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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