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(VII) Img. ID: 11554 Vienna Seder Tikkunei Shabbat , Fol. 1, Bratislava (Pressburg), 1726/7 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Vienna Seder Tikkunei Shabbat | Unknown
3a Object Seder Tikkun Sabbath
3b Object Detail Fol. 1
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1726/7
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Slovakia | Bratislava (Pressburg)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 130 (Schwartz, No. 94)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style 18th century Jewish Bohemian-Moravian school of book illumination|
13 Iconographical Subject Moses and Aaron
Opening page, decorated
Tablets of the Law
Incense censer |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description Fol. 1: The full-page title of the manuscript reads: "Seder Tikkunei Shabbat, by the late Isaac Luria…made here in Pressburg, in 1726/7", written in various sizes of script within a typical baroque architectural setting of a broken gabled arch, crowned on top by a coat of arms, which remains empty, flanked by two putti hanging on branches of garlands. The arch is flanked by the standing figures of Aaron on the right and Moses on the left, Aaron is dressed as a high priest with breastplate and miter, holding a censer in both hands. Moses wearing a long mantle holding the two arched Tablets of the Law. Both figures are standing on pedestals looking at the text.
21 Ornamentation
Decorated title page
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
Black ink, gray wash and gold color
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration Black ink, gray wash and gold color
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
74 X 46 mm.
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

The decoration made by one artist executed in pen and ink gray water-colours (grisaille) and gold powder.


  1. Title page framed by a full-page baroque architectural setting (fol. 1)
  2. Three illustrative panels framed by painted black borders: Sabbath Eve kiddush (fol. 17v), Elijah ascending to Heaven (fol. 44v) and Jacob wrestling with the Angel (fol. 46).
  3. III.    Five initial word panels consist of baroque cartouches (fols. 4, 11, 19, 28v, 36v).
  4. IV.    Small rosettes in brown ink partly at end-of-section signs on: e.g. fol. 9v and 53, beneath.
  5. V.      A hand with a pointing index finger is depicted in the text space pointing to the next prayer, executed in the light brown ink of the text: (fols. 9v, 10v, 14, 15, 22v, 26v, 32v, 35v).
  6. VI.    Gold fillet framing the text space on fols. 1- 50 (e.g. fols. 1, 4, 11, 17v). The gold is mostly flaked off leaving the green ground. Fols. 50v-57v are not framed.


36 Summary and Remarks
The empty coat of arms in this manuscript is possibly intended for an owner's inscription. It is an indication that the scribe produced this manuscript without special commission, for general sale probably as gifts
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
197 | 066
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