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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 10/13/2013 3:52 PM
Family Surname: Azrilovici
Country: Romania
Town: Botosani and Sulita
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This is a Hanukiah which passed in our family for generations.
The family was from Botosani and when the family went to Israel, they needed to get a special confirmation to get this out of the country.
They got the confirmation because this Hanukiah is very special and historian from Bucarest museum estimated 40 years ago the age of this is 250 years, that's mean today it's almost(if not more)300 years old!
My question is:
Did someone saw a similliar Hanukiah or know about that kind of Hanukiah?
If so, I would love to hear.
Thank you from advance for any help!

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10/17/2013 10:46 AM Hanukiah has 8 candles: 4 left, 4 right; and 1 in the middle.
You have 6 candles, and 1 in the middle.

Museum Israel, Jerusalem, has a Hanukiah
http://www.imj.org.il/imagine/galleries/viewItemE.asp?case=34&itemNum=194929
Synagogue Hanukkah lamp surmounted by crowned eagle holding scepter and sword
Poland
18th century
Brass, cast and engraved
H: 87; W: 56; Diam: 26 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0028 ; 118/868

Try to locate the expert in the museum, and get info from him.
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