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Obj. ID: 27803
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  Hanukkah lamp, Poland

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 4.11.1991

The brass free-standing back-walled Hanukah lamp consists of eight oil containers, a parapet, back, and sidewalls.

Eight triangular spouted oil containers are fastened to the back wall and enclosed behind a rectangular parapet which consists of seven oval openings in diamond-shaped frames.

The back wall is divided into three different sized parts. The lower part follows the same shape of the parapet and the central one is in the shape of a facade of a two storeyed house with a slanted roof. Two rectangular window frames flank two pilasters, which in turn flank an arched doorway with closed doors, surmounted by an oval window. The storeys are divided by a rectangular "balcony" decorated with three rows of holes. A slanted roof upon eight horseshoe arches, from which hang nine cylindrical solid bells, tops the facade. The roof is decorated with vertical lines, a wavy rim and two chimneys on top. The upper part of the back wall is decorated with two birds, facing outward and another pair of birds, facing in and touching with their heads flanking altogether a central base.

The sides of the lamp consist, each, of a rampant lion climbing on a tree and facing outward, while holding with its tale a vase-shape candle socket with a saucer.

 For similar or identical Hanukkah lamps see CJA objects 278032354218830188291362343542832241822452105185518541062

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Name/Title
Hanukkah lamp | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Brass, copper
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
screwed, pinned
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
350 mm (overall); 310 mm (back); 277 mm (sides); 55 mm (parapet)
Length
Width
185 mm (back); 70 mm (sides)
Depth
70 mm (candle sockets)
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
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
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

Old IJA no. Sc_7062

See also Narkiss, 1939, fig. 88.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Steiglitz, no. 154. Narkiss, Mordechai, Menorat ha-hanukah (Jerusalem, 1939),p. 41 and plate XXXI, no. 88. Israel Museum, Hanukkah Lamp (1978), pl. 3.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| 1991
Author of description
??, Vladimir Levin | 1991, 2019
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