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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 3.11.1991

The brass standing back-walled Hanukah lamp consists of a row of oil containers, a back wall, legs, and a hanger. A row of eight rectangular oil containers is contained within a box-like section with a lid. each container has a ring wick holder at its front. The lid is attached to the back wall with hinges, and folds back to revel the containers. It is framed with a zig-zag pattern. Each container has a ring wick holder at its front. The back wall is rectangular and terminates with an arch. A round medallion is in its center, and bears an inscription engraved in square filled letters, reading: ברוך##א' אמה אק )אתה ה' אלהינו מלך העולם אשר קדשנו(##במצותיו וציונו##להדליק נר של##חנוכה "Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast sanctified us with thy commandments and commanded us to light the Hanukah light." The medallion is topped by a stylized crown bearing a criss-cross pattern, flanked by two rampant lions facing each other. An inscription engraved in square outlined letters, on a haert plaque, is mounted over it and reads: קודש##ליי "Dedicated to the Lord." The remainder of the back wall is decorated with a symmetrical soliate scrolls. It is framed by a band. The box stands on four curved legs. A ringed hanger is attached to the backside of the back wall, behind the heart plaque.

Name/Title
Hanukkah lamp | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1800-1899, back wall 1700-1799
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver, brass##Structure: cut out, cast?##Decoration: cast, chased, engraved,punched##Bonding: soldered, screwed##Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
180mm (back)
Length
Width
130mm (back); 129mm (oil containers)
Depth
40mm (oil containers)
Circumference
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Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The Shamash is missing.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Three hallmarks on the lid of the oil containers.##1. The hallmark depicts the cypher 12 within a rectangular frame. This is a part of a city mark used in Warsaw from 1809 or 1817 till 1851. Cf. Lileko, 1979 p.99, fig.82##
2. the cypher 2 surmounted by another 2. This is probably the same hallmark as the first, that was stamped and restamped.##3. Unidentified. May depict an animal.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
See also Narkiss, M. Hanukah, 1939, p. 38, fig. 103. The back wall was probably originally a Torah^Shield.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Documenter
| R.S. (L.F.) 3.1991
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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