Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Ornate Synagogue Memorial Lamp – Kas des-S'il – Morocco, 1947

Opening: $200
Sold for: $500
Including buyer's premium
Synagogue memorial lamp (Kas des-S'il). [Morroco], 1947.
Silver, cast, pierced, soldered, engraved and hammered; rivets; brass, cast.
Synagogue memorial lamp made of a silver ring with memorial inscription, on stylized chains, hung from a stepped dome.
The ring is pierced and engraved with two memorial inscriptions, in memory of Abraham Karsenti (Av 1947).
Such lamps, in which glass oil cups were placed, were donated to synagogues for the ascent of men's souls on the first anniversary of the person's death, until which they were lit on Sabbaths and Jewish holidays at the house of the deceased.
Total length: approx. 80 cm. Good condition. Bends. Minor damage. A hamsa hook may have been attached at top, now missing. Without glass oil cup.
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects