Hanukkah Lamp, 1900-1920

Summary

Each night of Hanukkah, many Jewish families light a symbolic candelabrum called a menorah. This deep-rooted custom commemorates a miracle that followed a military victory in the year 165 B.C.E. Menorahs often incorporate traditional motifs, but more modern ones may also depict contemporary subjects or symbols.

Each night of Hanukkah, many Jewish families light a symbolic candelabrum called a menorah. This deep-rooted custom commemorates a miracle that followed a military victory in the year 165 B.C.E. Menorahs often incorporate traditional motifs, but more modern ones may also depict contemporary subjects or symbols.

Artifact

Hanukkah lamp

Date Made

1900-1920

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

Eastern Europe 

Creator Notes

Creator is unknown. Possibly made in Eastern Europe.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.121.62

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Constance & James Levi.

Material

Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in

Width: 8.125 in

Length: 2 in

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