Hanukkah lamp : welded : Gold, Brown ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 12,5 in.
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Two side pieces hinged on both sides of the main piece like small doors. The central piece has eight small tear-drop shaped cups on the bottom and a tray under them for oil. There is also one tear drop shaped cup under the inscription on the top centre (for the shemesh). A hole was perforated on top centre of the main piece, used to hang the chanukiah on the wall. Narrative: During Hanukkah, the lamp was hung on the dining room's wall. Originally, the lamp belonged to the donor's grandfather, Judah Nasim Levy. It is inscribed with his name (Yehuda Levi). Donor inherited the lamp as he shares the same name as his grandfather. Judah Nasim Levy was originally from Gibraltar.
Mezuzah (Heb. literally "doorpost") refers to one of the 613
commandments in Judaism which requires that a small parchment
(klaf) inscribed with two sections from the Torah's Book of
Deuteronomy (6:4-9 and 11:13-21) be affixed to each doorpost and
gate in a Jewish home and business. A small case or box typically
covers the parchment.