• Carved stone candleholder
    Photographed by Katie Powell in July 2019

Carved stone candleholder

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1947–1949
GenreArts & Culture
Object ID1996.040.001
Previous NUmber96.040.025f
CreatorBoris Shak
Place of CreationCyprus
DescriptionCarved stone candleholder in the shape Hebrew letters (ציון) spelling Zion. Two arms decorated with fruit and floral motifs with holes for candles. Front has carved Hebrew text and Star of David with menorah. Reverse has carved building with palm trees. Geometric tiered base. Glue on underside of top candleholders. 
Materials/Techniquescarved stone, likely limestone
Measurements15.7 x 12 x 12 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Boris Shak
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Boris Shak
Note"The jug and plate and the frames and candle holder: this art has been made by Boris Shak from year 1947–1949 being as a prisoner of Zion in Cyprus." —note from the donor attached at the time of donation.