This Hanukkah lamp was owned by the Stern family and was until recently used to celebrate the eight-day Hanukkah festival. This Hanukkah lamp is one of the oldest religious objects owned by the Stern family. The lion was one of the favorite figures used by Frankfurt silversmiths to decorate all kinds of objects, including ceremonial ones. On Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights celebrated in November or December, one candle is lit each day until all eight are burning.


  • Title: Hanukkah Lamp with lion figures
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Location Created: probably Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 28,7 cm x 30,7 cm x 11,5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: ritual arts, jewish, family Frank
  • Type: Judaica
  • Rights: Familie Frank Zentrum/Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, © Anne Frank Fonds Basel
  • Medium: silver, metal

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