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Hanukkah lamp

unknown1st half of the 19th century.

Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny

Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

The lamp is a nine-branched candelabrum, which used to be lit during a Jewish holiday — Hanukkah. It was celebrated for 8 days, during which one candle was lit every day at dusk or when stars appeared in the sky. The Hanukkah lamp has an additional, ninth candle known as the “shamash”. It was set slightly apart and used to light the remaining eight candles. The candelabrum was typically placed next to the front door or by a window with a view of the street.

Details

  • Title: Hanukkah lamp
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1st half of the 19th century.
  • Location Created: Malopolska
  • Physical Dimensions: h 20,0 cm, w 31,5 cm, l 4,0 cm
  • Medium: Silver, brass sheet

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