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- Date of production 2nd half of the 19th century
- Place of creation Lviv
- Dimensions height: 22 cm, width: 28.5 cm, depth: 10 cm
- ID no. MHK 553/VII
- Branch The Old Synagogue
- Object copyright Historical Museum of the City of Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums project
Chanukija is an oil lamp designed for lighting symbolical lights to commemorate the renewal of the cult in the Temple of Jerusalem after the victorious Maccabean Revolt in 165 BC.more
Chanukija is an oil lamp designed for lighting symbolical lights to commemorate the renewal of the cult in the Temple of Jerusalem after the victorious Maccabean Revolt in 165 BC.
Its key element is the burner with eight oil vessels. In the case of the presented lamp it is in the shape of a flat bar, curved in arches, on which eight bulbous, relatively low oil vessels are placed. The burner is attached to the decorative rear wall and side walls. The rear openwork wall has a plinth with a tall fluted vase with stylised flowers, flanked by antithetic lions in its centre. The side walls, also openwork, have the motif of a twig and support one bulbous sleeve each. Thanks to these two additional sleeves, the lamp could serve as a Sabbath lamp.
Elaborated by Eugeniusz Duda (Historical Museum of the City of Kraków), © all rights reserved