Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Sabbath lamp
Persia
19th century
Inscription from 1934
Silver, repoussé, cast, and engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Rachel Ila Eliu Elias, the commandment of lighting the candle for the Sabbath and Festivals" and the phrase "the Year of My Blessings for Peace,” whose numerical value indicates the Hebrew date
H: 9.5; Diam: 10.3 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0209 ; 117/176
 
 

Publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

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