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.

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Hanukkah candelabrum made of brass and has the design of a bench with a backrest with two lions placed symmetrically opposite each other with an oval that they hold in their forelegs. The seven branched candle holder is in the oval. Its top is decorated with a crown. The plate with the inscription in Hebrew "lehadlik ner Hanukkah” that means "Light up the Hanukkah candle”, aside from being a decoration, serves as the base of the decorative composition of the upper part of the chanukiah. The main candle holders are made in the form of boats, the shamash (the "servant" candle holder  that is used to light the other candles) has  the form of a pitcher and is located in the mouth of the lion on right side. 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 Petryakova, a well-known art critic. In the museum’s collection chanukiah is present since 2002.
Production period
repoussage and chasing, 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: 3.20, height: 13.50, length: 14.50
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The metal darkened and frayed with the time, the backrest is poorly fixed.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display
Treatment recommendations
The backrest should be fixed.