Yes, it's a Menorah, made by a Purepecha artist in San Jose de Gracia-- the same village where they make the clay pineapples.
I had looked for years before I found this one with the correct number of candle holders. And I easily found candles here to use with it to celebrate Chanukah this year.
Several people have coveted this piece, and everyone has the same question: was the artist intentionally making a menorah? Though there are Mexican Jews, I have yet to find any in Michoacán. I will work on finding the answer to this question.
Should I order more from this artisan?