Hanukkah lamp]]>
Hanukkah lamps used in Eastern Europe were usually made of brass or copper with a rectangular molded base that are reminiscent of a bench. The eight oil containers on the bench, with manifold decorations on their back and side plates, are drawn from the typical Jewish iconography of plant and animal motives. It may be surprising that decorations show significant political figures of the era. On the two side plates of the Hanukkah menorah made of brass, we see two guardsmen. While on the back plate, Leopold II., who gave favorable legal framework for the Jews of the Austrian Empire, is visible.]]>

Országos Magyar Zsidó Múzeum Emancipációs Kiállításának Katalógusa. (1938) 9. oldal ]]>