In honour of Channukah, the Jewish festival of lights:
Hanukkah lamp, 16th century Gilt bronze from Italy
Height 16.5 cm
Width 22 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum: M.419-1956, Dr. W. L. Hildburgh FSA Bequest
"Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It celebrates the victory of Judas Maccabeus over the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC. This winter festival lasts eight days and an extra flame is lit for each night of the festival."
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