Hanukkah Lamp

Unknown Artist/Maker1865 (date of inscription)

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

A number of eastern European lamps of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries had backplates in the form of the Torah arks of local synagogues. Silver examples depict the columns and elaborate openwork scrolls of multistory, carved wooden arks that housed the sacred text. The scroll work often enclosed a veritable Noah’s ark of birds and beasts.


  • Title: Hanukkah Lamp
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: 1865 (date of inscription)
  • Location: Russia, Asia
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 9/16 × 13 3/4 × 5 13/16 in. (37 × 34.9 × 14.7 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Silver: parcel-gilt, repoussé, appliqué, pierced, and cast

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