H: 175mm

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 277
YEMENITE STONE CHANUKAH LAMP. Carved with large central Star-of-David fronted by row of eight deep oil channels, triangular cavity above for servant light.
H: 175mm

Circa 1900

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
It is possible that this lamp is of Jerusalem-stone and was fashioned in the Yemenite style, by a Yemenite migrant to the Holy Land. For further discussion in this direction see E. Muchawsky-Schnapper, Oil Sabbath-Lamps and Hanukah Lamps of Stone from The Yemen in: Journal of Jewish Art vol. XI (1982) pp. 76-83 (illustrated). See also Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, 24-25th June, 1997, lot 7, for a related Chanukah lamp.