Early 20th Century North African Brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah
The hanging back-walled Hanukkah Lamp is made of brass and consists of a row of oil containers, a back and sides wall, and a hanger. A row of eight rectangular spouted oil containers is attached to the back and side walls. The pointed arch openwork back wall is flanked by two hand shaped (Hamsa) finials and is divided into two parts. The rectangular lower part is composed of a row of eight architectural arches in Islamic gate (Michreb) design. The triangular upper part bears a floral decoration. The side walls are composed of an Islamic arch surmounted by a floral motif. For similar example see: Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Morocco, 1983, p. 173, pl. 112 Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Hanukkah Lamp, 1978, pl. 123.