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Extremely Rare Chanukah Lamp Now On View

Lehman:Figdor Chanukah Lamp, Germany or Italy, 14th Century, Bronze, Cast, Permanent Collection of the Museum at Temple Emanuel NYCThis Chanukah lamp at the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica was a generous gift from Judge Irving Lehman in 1945. The bronze 14th century menorah has either a salamander or a phoenix at its center to represent fire or a bird reborn from the ashes. Sources indicate the rare lamp originated in either Germany or Italy and found its way to Vienna before making its way to New York’s Upper East Side. Visit our free museum, (open 10-4:30 Sun-Th), and join us to celebrate Chanukah together on December 18.