Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Hanukkah lamp made of plaques for Torah finials
19th century
Silver, repoussé, cut and engraved; brass sheet, repoussé
Inscribed in Hebrew: “.. this is how the candelabrum [Hebrew: “Menorah”] was made...” [derived from Numbers 8:4]; “...its shaft and its branches...” (derived from Exodus 25:31)
H: 22; W: 22 cm
Accession number: B00285 ; 118/240

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