The form of the Indian
Hanukkah menorah is often decorated by the magen david, although usually
this is cut out of brass on a wooden back. This cast brass open triangle
back with the magen david in the center is quite unusual in its form.
Each oil receptacle is stamped with a number corresponding to one on the
triangular frame so as to ensure the proper fit for use on the holiday.
The triangular shape is typical of openwork Hanukkah lamps from India.