Mid-20th Century Israeli Brutalist Iron Hanukkah Lamp by David Palombo
A uniquely shaped Hanukkah lamp crafted in a brutalist style by David Palombo. Impressively massive, this Hanukkah lamp intimates playful motives, both animalistic and anatomical in nature.
David Palombo (1920-1966) was a sculptor and painter born in Turkey and immigrated to Israel with his parents in 1923. In 1940 he began his studies at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and from 1942 was a student of sculptor Ze’ev Ben-Zvi. For a period of time, Palombo was an assistant at Ben-Zvi’s studio and later taught at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Palombo’s known works include the memorial building gates to Yad Vashem (1960) and the gates to the Knesset. The latter were created shortly before his premature death, caused by a motorcycle accident in which Palombo hit a chain used to block off the entrance of a Haredi neighborhood of Yamin Moshe, on the eve of Shabbat.
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Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)