Hanukkah lamp

(Faina Petryakova Memorial Museum in Lviv)
Hanukkah Menorah is a special candelabrum whose candles are lit up during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah lamp #9
Hanukkah lamp #1
Hanukkah lamp #2
Hanukkah lamp #3
Hanukkah lamp #4
Hanukkah lamp #5
Hanukkah lamp #6
Hanukkah lamp #7
Hanukkah lamp #8
Hanukkah candelabrum or chanukiah of a decorative design made of brass and has the form of a bench with a backrest with two casted lions. The heads of lions are turned towards their tails with the forelegs holding an oval to which a five-branched candle holder is secured. On top of the oval there is a crown with the "servant" candle holder (shamash). The main candle holders are made in the form of vases in which the special high-purified oil is poured and wicks are put.
Museum / institution
Faina Petryakova Memorial Museum in Lviv
Inventory number in the institution
№ 27 Book № 2 Metals
Author, place of production
unknown, Israel
History, source, type and date of acquisition
From the private collection of Faina Serhiyivna Petryakova, a well-known art critic. In the museum’s collection chanukiah is present since 2002.
Production period
repoussage and chasing, riveting, casting
Religious holiday / lifecycle
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
On the first day of the holiday of Hanukkah the wick of shamash and of the first candle on the right side are lit up with a special blessings. One more candle is lit up on each of the following days of the holiday of Hanukkah, till all the 9 candles will be burning on the eighth day of the holiday. It should be noted that the oil is poured and the wicks are put from the left candle holder to the right one, and the candles are lit up from the right candle holder to the left.
end of XIX - the beginning of XX
Dimensions, cm
width: 5.20, height: 17.00, length: 17.50
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The metal darkened with the time.
no restoration needed
Current location
on display
Since when displayed (year and month, the name of the exhibition or exposure)
Treatment recommendations
Metal cleaning with special solutions.