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Hanukkah Menorah

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Place Made: Vienna, Austria
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (26.7 x 27 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.228.11
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Abrams
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hanukkah Menorah, silver gilt, bench type, Gothic style. Back plate decorated with three pointed arches with foliage ornament and acorn finials; arches rest on columns with capitals; left and right panels decorated with horseshoe arches and scrolls; central panel features Tablets of Law flanked by two rampant lions standing on stylized flowers; above Tablets, a crown with ribbons; on bottom eight small oil vessels mounted on rod which rests on the bench; side panels of bench decorated with shells and scrolls; claw feet decorated with shells and scrolls. Condition: Good. Gilt is worn, silver tarnished, numerous elements are bent out of shape, servant is missing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Hanukkah Menorah, late 19th century. Silver, 10 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (26.7 x 27 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Abrams, 49.228.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.228.11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 49.228.11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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