Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Hanukkah lamp adorned with hamsas, crescents, and birds
Baghdad, Iraq
Early 20th century
Brass, cast; glass bowls
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring . . .” [Gen 49:22]
H: 22; W: 48 cm
Collection of Dr. Albert Ticho, Jerusalem, in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B83.0871 ; 118/511

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