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Hanukkah lamp inscribed with Jacob's blessing to Joseph
Iraq
19th century
Silver, engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Joseph is a wild ass, A wild ass by a spring" (Genesis 49:22); "May Israel's joys increase"
H: 17; W: 32.1; D: 5 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: B86.0059 ; 118/899


From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

Exhibitions:
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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