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Hanukkah lamp

Hanukah lamp. Metal. 19th century, Morocco (cession of Mr. Uriel Macías).

Hanukah lamp. Metal. 19th century, Morocco (cession of Mr. Uriel Macías).

Eight-stemmed oil lamps were used during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, which takes place during the month of Kislev (December). A wick was lit on one stem per night, until the end of the week-long celebrations.

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