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(VII) Img. ID: 2989 Hannukah lamp, , Eastern Europe
Poland, 18?? edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Hannukah lamp | Unknown
3a Object Hanukkah lamp
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 18??
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Europe | Eastern Europe
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7275
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Crown
Torah Ark
Two griffins |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 601-7 (600-6)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The back-walled Hanukah lamp is made of silver and consists of a row of eight oil containers, a back and side walls, and legs. A row of eight spouted pitcher-shaped oil containers is set in an unattached array on a straight bar. The bar is surrounded by a parapet with filigree decoration and rests on six curved legs. The arched back wall consists of open filigree. The filigree decoration bears in the center an arched opening with two doors flanked by two pillasters with square bases and capitals. There are two additional flanking columns with bases and capitals. A bird surmounts the arched opening and above it is a central rosette. On top of the back wall is a cast crown surrounded by filigree bands and flanked by two facing griffins.

The fixed triangular side walls are decorated in filigree with floral motifs. Indentical horizontal strips divide them into two parts. They are surmounted by a cast bird facing inward. A tree extends above the left side wall.

There is a hole through which to insert the Shamash on the left side of the back wall.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Silver## ##Structure: open filigree, stamped, rolled, raised, hammered, cast##Decoration: open filigree, stamped, rolled, cast##Bonding: screwed, soldered##
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 323mm
26b Length
26c Width 228mm
26d Depth 87mm
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
There are two hallmarks. 1. A quality hallmark with the cypher 12 within a square frame. This is a quality hallmark used in Eastern Europe.
2. An unidentified hallmark depicting an s scroll with a line in its center within an oval frame.
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
The Hanukah Lamp is known as the "Baal Shem Tov" type. The Shamash and one of the flower vases are missing.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
CF J-M, Isr. Mus., #118364. The alleged Baal Shem Tov Lamp, attributed to Ukrain, 18C. in an unpublished letter by I. Pnini at Isr. Mus. #118CF Narkiss, M., Hanukah, 1939, #116. CF J-M, Isr. Mus., Ticho Collection, with a Torah Ark as central motif: #118749 (no marks), #118750 with silver quality 12 in a square and hallmark deer in oval. CF J-M, Isr. Mus., #118698, 118187, with decorative central motifs and no columns. Silver mark 12 in square. The first with deer to left and ARIS in a square. CF Bezalel Arch, 1928, p. 24.##CF Lanon, Menorah, 1930, p. 187.##CF Jud. Lex., 1930, pl. CXXIV, #3, "South Germany".##CF Paris, Petit Palais, Israel, 1968,#342, "Ukrain, 1841". CF Gutfeld, Jewish Art, 1968, p. 93, "Poland 18-19C.".##CF Parke-Bernet Sale, June 9, 1971, #90.##CF Roth, Jewish Art, 1971, pl. 22 (Isr. Mus. 118364) "Ukrain 18C.". CF Netivot, Comm. Centre, Hanukiot, 1977, p. 11, "Ukrain 18C.".##CF Berger, Judaica, 1979, fig. 103, #484, "Ukrain 18C.". CF J-M, Isr. Mus., #11824, with Torah Ark and hallmark 84, A, 1860, and a Tower, all in a square. Zitomir, Ukrain. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, cat. no. 105.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
029 | 087
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.10374
:MED : Metal

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter P.F. (S.H.) 3.7.92 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a