Early triangular Hanukkah lamp

Early triangular Hanukkah lamp

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Bronze, cast, Northern Italy or France 15th century. Inscribed in Hebrew: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching [Torah] is light [Proverbs6:23] The only known example of this design (two medieval times soldiers cast both sides of the Hanukkah lamp- guards for the lights- extremely rare, Publication: The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, Catalog No. 113. Provenance: private collection, Brussels.

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