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Fol. 163:

The page opening the second chapter of the SeMaK includes a painted part-page panel set on the upper part of the page executed in the first stage of decoration.

The panel is decorated above by gothic architecture of a gable with a gothic window topped by three crenellated towers,  containing the initial word “to destroy”  (לאבד), and is surrounded by a hunting scene. This page was executed in the first stage of decoration. The initial word is  written in burnished gold display letters outlined in red and set on a blue ground inner panel, whose top is shaped as two trefoil arches. Foliated scrolls curl around the blue inner panel on an alternating red andbordeaux ground and are inhabited by a hunting scene. The scene contains on the top right a hunter blowing a horn, in the center lower part of the panel are his two dogs chasing two rabbits running. A third dog in the lower left-hand corner is chasing a stag seen at the top left.

Initial letters are written in bold black ink at the beginning of each Mitzvah, and an inscription above the panel reads: נשלם יום אחד/ שבח לאל המיוחד//יוצרי יצליחני/ במצוות יום שני  ("The first day is completed; God will help me in writing the Mitzvoth of the second day").

Name/Title
Vienna Siddur-SeMaK | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Fol. 163
Settings
Unknown
Date
1st quarter of the 14th century; Additions in the second half of the 15th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Germany | Lake Constance (Bodensee) Area
Italy | Northern Italy
| ; Additions in Northern Italy
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 75 (Schwarz No. 88)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Parchment, burnished gold, blue, red, green, yellow and bordeaux colours
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Panel Measurements
83 X 95 mm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Gothic architecture.
Custom
Ashkenazi
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Alissia Fried Yaffa Levy | 1998 1999
Researcher
Yafa Levy Guinat Spiegel, Estherlee Kanon | 1999 2002, 2008
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal | 2002
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo | 2002
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.