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Hanukkah lamp


Rotger (Rudiger) Herfurth


c. 1760

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G362
Hanukkah lamp, Rotger (Rudiger) Herfurth
Hanukkah lamp: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Judaica | Silver
Size: 7 x 8 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (17.78 x 22.23 x 7.94 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Frankfurt
Culture: Europe, Germany
Style: 18th century
Inscriptions: Mark and Label on back, partial label, in red: [15C?]; stamped on bottom front of back section and on lamp compartment cover, stamped: [RH] and [(Crowned eagle)]; inside fourth lamp compartment from R, stamped: [RH]; on bottom, incised: [ax-aH/ 70933]; inside fourth lam
Physical Description: back has openwork design with lions flanking a cartouche with a menorah; light incised lattice design on top of lamp compartment cover; tiny lions on domed feet
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Endowment for Judaica
Accession Number: 2008.2.1a,b
Artist: Rotger (Rudiger) Herfurth, German, 1722-1776
Role: Silversmith
Life Dates: German, 1722-1776
Added to Site: March 1, 2009