How would you like to kindle the Chanuka lights in this strange stone vessel from Persia?
The Jewish Art Museum at Hechal Shlomo lists it as a 19th century menorah for Chanuka and Shabbat.
(Please click on the photos if you'd like to see the details.)
I visited last Thursday, just a few days before a special display for Chanuka week was arranged.
So I have no idea what the menorah under wraps was for.
But the one next to it was as tall as me.
In and on the case are both old and modern chanukiyot.
"Hanukkah Lamp, Baghdad, Iraq, 18th century, brass, cast"
The oddest chanukiya I found was this brass one from 18th century Austria.
The double-headed eagle with cannon at his feet, is it not an unusual choice for a Jewish ceremonial object?
This week our world in Israel revolves around Chanuka observances and festivities (kids have vacation from school for the holiday), so this is what I have to share at the bloggers' worldwide meme, "That's My World."