Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
Hanukkah lamp adorned with Moorish gates and fleurs-de-lis
Sefrou, Morocco
19th century
Brass, cast
Inscribed in Hebrew: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching [Torah] is light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life” [Prov 6:23]
H: 21.3; W: 12.4 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0380 ; 118/646
 
 

Publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
Benjamin, Chaya, North African Lights, Hanukkah Lamps from the Zeyde Schulman Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2003, English / Hebrew

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