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Hanukkah lamp showing Maccabees purifying the Temple
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Brass sheet, stamped and silver-plated
Inscribed in Hebrew: “And they purified the Courtyard and everything in it” (Maccabees 4:47); “Bezalel Jerusalem”
H: 20; W: 20; D: 6.2 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.0524 ; 118/958

From the Israel Museum publications:
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006
Benjamin, Chaya, Early Israeli Arts and Crafts: Bezalel Treasures from the Alan B. Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2008, English / Hebrew

Sacred Beauty: Treasures of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 11/03/2005 - 21/01/2006

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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