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Obj. ID: 14508
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Ner Tamid (Eternal light), 18??

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1985

The octagonal eternal lamp consists of a body, a head and a hanger. The octagonal body surmounts a base shaped as a concave flower with eight petals and a protruding center at the core of which is a globular pendant.

 The body bears eight rectangular facets, each of which is framed by bands perforated with stars of David. The body is surrounded on top and bottom by protruding bands. The upper band is surmounted by crenellations ending with a star.

 A dome head decorated with openwork flowers tops the body. The head terminates with a hanger consisting of a plate surmounted by a vase-like apex and a ring.

 

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Name/Title
Ner Tamid (Eternal light) | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
18??
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Copper, red glass
Structure: raised, folded
Decoration: chased, engraved, drilled
Bonding: soldered
Inscription: not relevant
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
The eternal light is suspended in front of the Torah ark.
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Façade (main)
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Location of Platform
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Summary and Remarks

1. According to the caretaker of the synagogue, the lamp is from the end of the 19th century.

2. The eternal light was originally an oil lamp. Now it is lit with electricity.

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