Hanukkah lamp, Jacob Marsh

Hanukkah lamp, Jacob Marsh

Hanukkah lamp
Jacob Marsh
London, England
1747-8
Silver
Museum no. M.75-1949

'Hanukkah' is the Festival of Lights. It celebrates the victory of Judas Maccabeus over the Greco-Syrians in 165BC and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a winter festival and lasts eight days, with an extra flame lit for each night of the festival.