Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oded Löbl
Hanging Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient oil lamps
Artist: Ze'ev Raban, Bezalel
Brass sheet, etched; glass, turquoise, and ivory beads
Inscribed in Hebrew: “We kindle these lights to commemorate the miracles and wonders...these lights are sacred” (from the passage recited during the lighting ceremony); “And our eyes shall see your return to Zion with compassion...”(from the Amida prayer, recited at least three times daily); “Bezalel Jerusalem”
H: 17; W: 8.5; L (chain): 33 cm
The Alan and Riva Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B09.1167 ; 118/979

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

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