Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Hanukkah lamp inscribed with Jacob’s blessing to Joseph
Baghdad, Iraq
Early 20th century
Silver, engraved; glass bowls (missing)
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring . . .” [Gen 49:22]
H: 27; W: 36 cm
Accession number: B56.01.1040 ; 118/121

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