North African Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) from Congregation B'nai Amona (St. Louis, MO)

20th century

This Ner Tamid from North Africa was used in Congregation B'nai Amoona's sanctuary, in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.126


Items on Display; Ritual and Decorative Objects

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Design formed of twelve heavily chased brass pyramidal cones welded together to create a star-shaped lamp, each facet adorned with bead-like spheres of colored glass.  The entire piece is suspended by four 17-inch (42.5 cm) brass wire chains, that are decorated in turn with four two-inch (5 cm) brass barrel beads.  The top cone opens to facilitate a candle or electrical illumination.

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