Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Early triangular Hanukkah lamp
Northern Italy or France
15th–16th century
Bronze, cast
Inscribed in Hebrew: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching [Torah] is light” [Proverbs 6:23]
H: 15; W: 16.5 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: B86.0010 ; 118/850

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

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