A Brass "Kandil" – Shabbat and Memorial Lamp, Morocco, Late 18th/Early 19th Century By Other
estimate: $1000 - $1500
starting price: $500
closing price: $
Dimension: Height – 27.5 cm
condition: Consistent with age. Only the front has been cleaned.
provenance: Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch
notes: For similar pieces, see "La Vie Juive au Maroc", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1973, p. 45. The "Kandil", a memorial oil lamp for women, was kept in the home for the first year after the deceased had passed away and used on the Sabbath and holiday, after which it was given to the Synagogue. This type was the oldest and most splendid kind of lamp.