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(VII) Img. ID: 11 Regensburg Pentateuch, Fol. 18v, Regensburg, 1300? edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Regensburg Pentateuch | Not relevant
3a Object Liturgical Pentateuch
3b Object Detail Fol. 18v
4a Artist/ Maker David bar Shabbetai
5 Date 1300?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Bayern (Bavaria) | Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) | Regensburg
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Israel Museum (IM)
| MS. 180/52
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | Israel Museum (IM)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Isaac, Circumcision of
Isaac, Sacrifice of
Sarah, Temptation of |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 001011
20 Description

Full-page text illustration, divided into three sections each with a scene from Isaac's childhood. In the upper section is depicted the circumcision of Isaac iand in the lower section are seen the sacrifice of Isaac, on the left, and the temptation of Sarah by the devil, on the right.

The Circumcision of Isaac: Two successive scenes are depicted under three trefoil arches in the upper section of the panel. On the right two women by the door of a room (possibly a synagogue) are led by a third woman carrying the naked infant Isaac laid on a piece of cloth. On the left, seated on a two-tiered stool, the Godfather holds the naked child on his knees while a Mohel kneels before him and performs the circumcision with a knife (Gen. 21:4). Both men are bearded and wear long robes and pointed Jewish hats. It may be assumed that Abraham is either the godfather or the Mohel, while Sarah may be the woman holding Isaac.

The Sacrifice of Isaac: Abraham, bearded and wearing a pointed Jewish hat, stands in the lower left section of the panel. He lifts a knife in his right hand and holds Isaac by the hair with his left. Isaac, wearing a long robe, is crouching on his legs and hands on a cubic altar, his head turned to the left. On the top right, an eagle-headed angel emerges from the clouds holding the top of Abraham's knife with his right hand. With his left hand he points at a ram caught in a tree below him.

Temptation of Sarah: A midrashic scene of the devil tempting Sarah is depicted in the lower right section of the page. The devil holds Sarah up in the air to see the sacrifice of her son Isaac. Sarah's arms are outstretched in despair (Midrash Tanhuma, Vayera, 23).

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
001 | 011
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a