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Obj. ID: 860
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  Hanukkah lamp, Russian Empire (?), 19th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 3.11.91

The back-walled Hanukkah 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 filigree fastened to a brass back-plate. The filigree decoration bears in the center an arched opening with two doors flanked by two pillasters with square bases and capitals. A vase with flowers is mounted on each of the capitals. A cast bird surmounts the arched opening and above it is a central rosette bearing a lion's head, holding a ring. On top of the back wall is a cast crown surrounded by filigree bands and flanked by two deer facing each other. An open winged bird surmounts the crown. The fixed triangular side walls are decorated in filigree with floral motifs. Their wavy rims are surrounded by a strip of geometrical pattern. Indentical horizontal strips divide them into two parts. They are surmounted by a cast bird facing inward. There is a hole through which to insert the Shamash on the left side of the back wall. 

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Object Detail
Date
1800-1899
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Unknown
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Site
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School/Style
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Period Detail
?
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Metal
MAT: Silver, brass plaque
Material Stucture
filigree, cast
Material Decoration
filigree
Material Bonding
screwed, soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
265mm (overall), 200mm (back wall), 120mm (side wall)
Length
Width
311mm (base), 190mm (back wall), 80mm (side wall)
Depth
80mm
Circumference
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Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
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
Group
Group
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The Hanukah Lamp is known as the "Baal Shem Tov" type. The Shamash and one of the flower vases are missing.
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