Chanukiah

Silver Interior Object


Materials:

silver.

№ 15-04-314

 


 

"Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness—to seek the light.

Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness—to seek the light.

Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.

“Psalm III” by Allen Ginsberg

 

Chanukiah. At every Jewish home, lighting the chanukiah in days of Hanukkah symbolizes resistance and victory of light over darkness. Each of eight candleholders in chanukiah means the miracle that happened once, when a single bowl of oil left in the profaned Temple was enough for eight days of menorah to burn.

Fantasies of Jewish artisans manufacturing Hanukkah lamps, never knew bounds. Therefore, the chanukiah in the hands of restorers from Classic Jewelry House "Lobortas" is amazing. Nevertheless, it is today. Artisans of the Lobortas House got it in a state of disrepair. The chanukiah, made approximately in the middle of 19th century, had to be restored by complete repeating the details and using the techniques of the craftsmen of antiquity. Many techniques were lost long ago and artisans had to discover and managed to reveal the ancient secrets!

Renewed chanukiah is beautiful. The eagle (as well as other animals) is traditional for Hanukkah lamp. Four powerful lions of Judea are the symbols of the Jewish people and Judas Maccabaeus. Biblical, classical and decorative motifs adorn the relic. Moreover, the most demanding eye does not distinguish the restoration elements in the chanukiah, does not see the physical boundaries of the past and the present, but only spiritual future.

Chanukiah. Again, there are the lights of the Temple of Jerusalem.