Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Hanukkah lamp adorned with damascene work and a crescent
Damascus, Syria
Silversmith: Morice Masslaton
Copper sheet, engraved and punched; silver thread; brass, cast; damascene work
Inscribed in Hebrew and Arabic: “These lights are sacred”; in Hebrew: “This hanukkah lamp to the Shmaya synagogue in Damascus” and the Hebrew year 5685
H: 28; W: 33 cm
Accession number: B67.0500 ; 118/573

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