Hanukkah Menorah. Replica. Poland. 18th century
Width: 9.8" / 25 cm
Height: 11" / 28 cm
This highly polished brass menorah simply gleams! It will make a welcome addition to your home for its beauty, its usefulness, and its historical authenticity.
An intricate animal motif decorates the backplate of this 18th century Polish Hanukkah lamp. Unique to polish design are the two Sabbath candle-holders.
Kindling of the Hanukkah lights on each of the 8 days of the festival celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucids in 164 BCE and the subsequent reconsecration of the Temple in Jerusalem.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem