Ner Tamid by Daniel Lehrer

The Jewish Museum will be re-opening in spring 2009.


Silver & amethyst
Lamp: 25 x 12 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
Daniel Lehrer

During the planning stages it became evident that the museum did not have a ner tamid (eternal light) to complete the section on synagogue fittings. This important religious artefact is placed over the Torah Ark in every synagogue. As its name suggests, it is continually alight in memory of the candle in the Temple at Jerusalem in ancient times. This work depicts scenes of the walled city of Jerusalem around the sides and the amethyst crystal symbolises the Burning Bush in the Bible. Lehrer has a reputation for intricate workmanship combined with a strong religious sensibility and created this lamp for the 2004 Spertus Judaica Prize in Chicago.


The artist.

Venue details

Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, LONDON London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.50)

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