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 bench with a decorative design. The backrest of this candelabrum is decorated with a woven pattern and in the centre on the top of chanukiah the crown is hold by the lions on the both sides. The armrests are made as whole with the decorative pattern. The "servant" candle holder - the shamash - in the form of cup on a stalk – is located on the left side. The main candle holders are made in the form of cups 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/ ІІІМ 385
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: 27.50, height: 17.00, length: 24.50
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The cup of the "servant" candle holder on the right side was lost. This chanukiah is soiled, has abrasions, oxidation.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage