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Hanukkah lamp
France or northern Italy
15th–16th century
Bronze, cast
Inscribed in Hebrew: "For the commandment is a lamp, the teaching is a light" (Proverbs 6: 23), "The lifebreath of man is the lamp of the Lord" (Proverbs 20: 27)
H: 15; W: 21; D: 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: B86.0003 ; 118/843

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

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

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

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