Fez, Morocco, c1875

Brass, cast, chased; H 36.5 cm, W 25.5 cm, D 7.2

This outstandingly worked Hanukkah menorah is of a type identified with Fez. The arches are consistent with the arches often portrayed on the title pages of Hebrew manuscripts from this city. The object is very heavy; the substantial casting had decoration in the model from which the casting was made and was chased as well after the casting process.




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