Silver Menorah

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(Through Jan. 12) — One of the largest silver Chanukah lamps known, this eight-branched menorah commemorates an important moment in Jewish history. The elaborate object is central to Chanukah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the triumphant Maccabean revolt against the oppressing Seleucid Empire and the re-consecration of the Jewish Holy Temple in 165 BC. Its eight branches commemorate the miracle in which the last jug of pure olive oil, which should have lasted only one day, kept the Temple Menorah alight for eight days. The inscription on the base reads: "With You is the fountain of life; by Your light do we see light." (Psalms 36:10)     

Polish, Lviv (Lvov or Lemberg), 1866–72, on loan from The Moldovan Family Collection.

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, December 10, 2017 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 556
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-535-7710

PRICING INFORMATION

Suggested admission: $25, $12 Student, $17 Senior, Free for mebers and children under 12