India, c1900

Brass, cast; H 37 cm, W 38 cm, D 1 cm

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.


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