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Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient earthenware lamps

Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient earthenware lamps

Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient earthenware lamps

Earthenware, glazed

H: 5; W: 40 cm

The Zeyde Schulmann Collection in the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B63.11.3170

118/465

Jewish Art and Life

This lamp is apparently modeled after one of the earliest known forms of Hanukkah lamps. Remnants of a similar Hanukkah lamp were unearthed within the ruins of a medieval synagogue, discovered in an archaeological dig in the town of Lorca, near the city of Murcia in southeastern Spain.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Benjamin, Chaya, North African Lights, Hanukkah Lamps from the Zeyde Schulman Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2003, English / Hebrew