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 #6
Hanukkah lamp #1
Hanukkah lamp #2
Hanukkah lamp #3
Hanukkah lamp #4
Hanukkah lamp #5
Hanukkah candelabrum made of brass has the form of a bench with a decorative design of the backrest with two stylized lions on the both sides. The main candle holders are made in the form of boats 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
№ 26 Зошит №2 Метали
Author, place of production
unknown, Galicia
History, source, type and date of acquisition
From the private collection of Faina Petryakova, a well-known art critic. Added to the collection in 2002.
Production period
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.
the beginning of XIX - end of XIX
Dimensions, cm
width: 3.50, height: 15.00, length: 14.30
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The "servant" candle holder (the shamash) is missing in this сhanukiah.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display
Since when displayed (year and month, the name of the exhibition or exposure)