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Obj. ID: 18068
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  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, a back wall, and a hanger. A row of eight oval spouted oil containers is attached to the back wall. The drip tray has protruding front corners and is attached to the bottom of the backplate. The multifoil pointed arched back wall is decorated symmetrically with a large flower in the center, below which is a cluster of grapes. There is a vertical row of three flowers on either side of the central design. Each lobe of the arch contains a dot, and a horizontal row of punched dots forms the lower border of the decoration. The top lobe of the arch has the shape of a flower with a hole in its center, and this forms the hanger. The Shamash is missing. Originally it was hung on a hook attached to a flower on the upper left part of the back wall. There is a wire on the back, between the pins, for hanging.

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Name/Title
Hanukkah lamp | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Metal, Brass
Material Stucture
cut out, cast (oil cups), folded (tray)
Material Decoration
repousse', punch, pierced
Material Bonding
tray nailed, (later soldered); Oil containers: ears fastened by pins. Shamash: hung on an hook, nailed to the back wall
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
295mm (back); 20mm (sides)
Length
Width
242mm (back); 203mm (oil cups)
Depth
66mm (oil cups); 73mm (sides)
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

See I.J.A. Sc.5819

It is possible that these are not the original oil cups.

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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

See also. Sotheby Sale, May 5-6, 1988, pl. 177.

J-M. Isr. Mus. Stieglitz, 1987, p.226. pl. 167.

Narkiss, M., Hanukah, 1939 pl. 129.

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