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Obj. ID: 18042
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Hanukkah lamp

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 3.11.1991
The hanging back-walled Hanukah lamp is made of brass and consists of a row of oil containers, a drip tray, and a back wall. A row of eight oval spouted oil containers is attached to the back wall. The lower part of the back wall is folded perpendicularly to form a drip tray with protruding front corners. The back wall is in the shape of an multifoil pointed arch and it is decorated with a circlet that is soldered to its center. On the circlet is a depiction of the figures of the Two^Spies. They are going towards the right, but face each other. On their shoulders they bear a rod with a cluster of grapes. The bearded spies are dressed each with a short skirt, The bearded spies are dressed in short skirts, armour and pointed hats. Swords hang on their loins. The rim of the back wall is decorated with pierced stars within each lobe. At the top is a hole which forms the hanger.##A rectangular hole for the Shamash is seen on the left upper part of the back wall. MED : Metal:MH : 262mm (back);:MWI : 220mm (back); 190mm (oil containers):MDE : 66mm (oil containers):MAT : Brass##Structure: cut out, cast, folded##Decoration: repousse, pierced##Bonding: soldered, ears fastened by pins:REM : See also. J-M. Isr. Mus. Stieglitz, 1987, p.236. pl. 172.##Narkiss, M. Hanukah, 1939, p.54, fig.127.The figurs of the Spies appear in the Bazell Hagadah of 1816.The Shamash is missing.

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