Israel Museum Ein Gedi Glass and Brass Hanukkah Menorah
This beautiful glass Hannukah lamp inspired from a century bronze menorah found in the Ein Gedi Synagogue dated to the 6th century is perfect for Channukah. Imitating the Temple Menora, it is a made with bronze spheres.
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SKU : 15847
Sale price: $489.95
This beautiful Hannukah menorah is inspired by a bronze menorah found in the synagogue in Ein Gedi dating back to the 6th century. It is a unique Hannukah menorah because its branches have small bronze spheres which imitate the calyxes and petals that were found on the Temple Menorah. Following the destruction of the Temple by the Greeks, at the time of the Maccabean Revolt in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE, there was only a little bit of oil left for the Menorah and it was only enough to last one day. But a miracle occurred and it burnt for eight days. Hannukah is known as the festival of lights, as the Hannukah candles are lit for eight days. The sages prohibited the Jews from making menorahs that resemble the one from the Temple but stone and marble menorahs resembling the menorah from the Temple have been found both in and out of Israel. The seven branched lamp was used both for ritual and symbolic purposes. It has become a tradition to eat fried food during Hannukah to remember the miracle of the oil.
- Size (cm): 30 x 25
- Size (Inch): 11.8 x 9.8