Hanukkah lamp

(Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Hanukkah Menorah is a special candelabrum whose candles are lit up during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah lamp #1
Hanukkah candelabrum made of bronze in the form of a symmetrical bench with supporting legs and a delicate decorative design of the backrest and both armrests. 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
Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
ЖКМ КП 32113/1 ІІІМ 383
Author, place of production
Russian Empire.
History, source, type and date of acquisition
This Hanukkah candelabrum was transferred from the museum in Berdychiv in 1959. It arrived to the museum in Berdychiv from a synagogue.
Production period
repoussage and chasing, riveting
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: 33.50, height: 11.50, length: 32.50
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The right front supporting leg, two main candle holders on both sides, the "servant", three nuts for joining of the elements have been lost, soiling, scratches, oxidation, two back supporting legs are bent in this chanukiah.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage