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Marking the beginning of Psalm 125, a hybrid with a human head and the body of a bird rests on a foliate stem set vertically at the top of the inner margin. Its face is raised upwards and a leaf extends from its mouth. A bird with a leaf perched on the tip of its beak rests on a foliate stem set vertically at the bottom of the inner margin. It marks the beginning of Psalm 126. A grotesque bird-like figure is set vertically in the upper part of the space between the first and second text columns. A snake-head appears to emerge from the top and bottom of the body of the grotesque. A leaf emerges from the mouth of the top snake while a more elaborate foliate motif emerges from the mouth of the lower snake. Together they mark the beginning of Psalm 127. A multi-colored cock with two leaves emerging from its beak is perched on a foliate motif set vertically at the bottom of the space between the first and second text columns. It marks the beginning of Psalm 128 and possibly refers to verse 4 which reads, הנה כי כן יברך גבר, "Behold that thus shall the man be blessed," as the Hebrew word, גבר, ("man") also means cock in English. A hybrid with the body of a man and a hoofed leg, is incorporated within a multi-colored foliate stem set vertically in the upper part of the space between the second and third text columns. The man wears a scholarly hat and a gold-dotted blue robe. A bird with a u-shaped body perches on a leaf which rests on the man's hat. Together they mark the beginning of Psalm 129. Marking the beginning of Psalm 130, a monkey-like creature wearing a sailor's cap is set vertically at the bottom of the space between the second and third text columns. Its body is hidden by a pink garment beneath a short yellowish cape. A leaf emerges from the creature's mouth and extends into the text column while another leaf extends from behind its hat and from its toes.
Name/Title
R. Elhanan's Pentateuch and Hagiographa | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Fol. 177
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Date
Late 13th-early 14th century
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Collection
Italy | Modena | Estense University Library
| Alpha.J.1.22 (Or. 25)
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Script
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Ruling
Pricking
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
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