Jewish. <em>Sabbath Lamp</em>, 18th century (possibly). Brass, Star: 2 1/2 x 10 x 10 in. (6.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai Brith, 50.117.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.117.1_PS1.jpg)

Sabbath Lamp


Medium: Brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century (possibly)

Dimensions: Star: 2 1/2 x 10 x 10 in. (6.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm) Pan: 4 1/4 x 5 x 5 in. (10.8 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm) Shaft: 14 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (36.2 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm) Each decorative element: 5 3/4 x 1 in. (14.6 x 2.5 cm)


Accession Number: 50.117.1

Image: 50.117.1_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sabbath Lamp, brass, star-shape, Judenstern type, composed of five parts: adjustable support rod, shaft decorated with graduated knobs, suspension chain composed of eight elements, star-shaped oil lamp with eight points, and pan with flared lip. Condition: Fair. General surface wear and scratches is the interior of the upper part of the shaft, suspension chain elements are generally crimped and some links are missing or broken, one element is tied onto the suspension rod with a wire, a wire tied to the shaft.

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