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Obj. ID: 13623  Hanukkah lamp, Poland, 19th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 2000.

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. There are circles in between the ovals. The parapet is connected to the side walls by figures of two birds.

The back wall resembles a facade of a building. In the center of the wall, there is an arched door flanked by two pilasters and by two arched windows, which are slightly higher than the door. The back wall bears a brick design. There is an oval window above the door. The pilasters “support” a balcony decorated by two rows of holes. The balcony is surmounted by an arcade of eight horseshoe arches (two central arches are united), which supports a lean-to roof. The roof has a wavy rim and two “chimneys” on top.

The roof is surmounted by two birds facing outwards (their heads are missing), connected to two birds facing in and forming a heart shape with their heads. The heart is topped by a palmetto.

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

For similar or identical Hanukkah lamps see CJA objects 278032354218830188291362343542832241822452105185518541062

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Hanukkah lamp | Unknown
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Object Detail
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Period
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Brass
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
screwed
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
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Height
c. 300 mm
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Weight
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
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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
Signature
Colophon
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Binding
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Summary and Remarks
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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.


Premk, Janez and Mihaela Hudelia, Jewish Heritage: A Guidebook to Slovenia (Ljubljana: JAS, 2014)
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Documenter
Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2000
Researcher
Vladimir Levin | 2019
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