This is a bright, metallic Judaica menorah candelabra made of lustrous copper, standing twenty eight centimetres (28 cm) high. Its seven branches and tiered base are embossed with beautiful images of Jerusalem, the ancient and original capital city of the Holy Land where the Beit HaMikdash was located. Unlike Hanukkah menorot, which have eight branches, this candelabra imitates the original Temple Menorah with six branches that was used in the Holy Temple. While this replica of the Temple Menorah is only a fraction of the original’s size, it is a beautiful reminder of the Jewish nation’s history and culture which dates back to ancient times.
The Holy Temple’s menorah was formed from pure gold. Each branch was topped with an oil lamp, which was kindled by the High Priest using the purest oil in the sacred Land of Israel. This original candelabra stood 1.62 metres high, or eighteen handbreadths as detailed in the Bible.