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Hanukkah lamp adorned with row of gates, foliage and Hamsah
Algiers, Algeria
18th century
Brass, cast
Inscribed in Hebrew: "For the commandment is a lamp, the teaching is a light" (Proverbs 6: 23)
H: 24.7; W: 21.2; D: 6.8 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0036 ; 118/876

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
Benjamin, Chaya, North African Lights, Hanukkah Lamps from the Zeyde Schulman Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2003, English / Hebrew

North African Lights: Hanukkah Lamps from the Zeyde Schulmann Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 05/12/2002 - 12/01/2004
The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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