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    Photo: Katie Powell

Electric yahrzeit candle

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of CreationUnknown
GenreReligious Materials
Object ID2015.007.001
Place of CreationMade in Israel
DescriptionBrass coloured lamp with teal blue enamelled circular base with four feet. Black painted band around the base with text in English and Hebrew. Curved handle attached to base. Glass bulb of lamp is painted white on the bottom half; top half clear. Star of David filament. Brown electrical cord. 
Materials/Techniquesmetal, glass
Measurements16 x 12 cm
InscriptionsAround base: IN LOVING MEMORY
Bottom: MADE IN ISRAEL
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2015 by Arnold Selwyn
Classificationelectric lamps (lighting device forms), candle lamps
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Arnold Selwyn
NoteYahrzeit candles are lit in memory of dead during the shiva, on the anniversary of the death, on Yom Kippur or on Yom HaShoah.