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Hanukkah lamp with bust of Emperor Josef II, and emblem of Austrian Empire

UnknownLate 18th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The motifs adorning the back plates of this Hanukkah lamp include emblems that commemorate event in the history of central European Jewry. The lamp commemorates the granting of civil rights in 1781 with a bust of Emperor Joseph II and the double-headed eagle that served as the Austrian emblem.

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  • Title: Hanukkah lamp with bust of Emperor Josef II, and emblem of Austrian Empire
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Late 18th century
  • Location: Moravia
  • Type: Hanukkah lamp
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Brass, cast
  • Dimensions: H: 23; W: 25 cm
  • Curator: Benjamin, Chaya

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