Memorial Light (Yizkor)

Unknown Maker

Large pyreform lamp, the base, body and neck fluted; suspended by three chains from reflector to projecting S-scroll handles. Inserted amber glass candleholder. Engraved Hebrew inscription reads: "For peace of the soul of the honorable first born Moses Egyon, his soul is in heaven, from his son may the Lord watch over him." Used after mentioning the dead.

Name: Memorial Light (Yizkor)
Artist: Unknown Maker
Origin: Egypt, late 19th century
Medium: Metalwork, Silver
Dimensions: 27 9/16 in.x 10 1/4 in.
Credit: Gift of Georgette Spertus from the Maurice Spertus Collection
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