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(VII) Img. ID: 13678 Second NL Simmel Haggadah, Fol. 10v, Wien (Vienna), 1756 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Second NL Simmel Haggadah | Unknown
3a Object Passover Haggadah
3b Object Detail Fol. 10v
4a Artist/ Maker Meshulam Simmel of Polna (Scribe and artist)
5 Date 1756
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
| Heb. 38º5837 (Segre-Amar Collection)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Plagues, the Ten (Listed according to Ex. 7:15-12:30) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The full page panel which depicts the ten plagues is arranged in four horizontal rows with three plagues in each of the first three rows and one in the bottom row.  The plagues’ name is inscribed above its’ panel.

1st row from right to left:

Blood – The panel depicts a city with a river running next to it in which float dead fish.

Frogs – The panel depicts a room with four men siting around a table filled with frogs.

Lice – The panel depicts an outdoor scene with three men scratching their heads and a seated women with a child.  From the clouds above them insects are falling.

2nd row from right to left:

Beasts – The panel depicts wild animals approaching a walled city.

Murrain – The panel depicts a group of six men laying in a field with birds flying above their   heads.  In the background is a cityscape.

Boils – The panel depicts a field in which a man with three knives(?) in his hands stands in front of two women with children and a man between them.  The people are scratching themselves.

3rd row from right to left:

Hail – The panel depicts a storm and hail is seen pouring down on a field with a tree on the right.

Locusts – The panel depicts a field over which hovers a flock of locusts.

Darkness – The panel depicts a city under the dark in which two men are seeking their way.  A moon or a sun in darkness is at the middle.

4th row:


Death of the first-born – The tenth plague is depicted in three scenes, which occupy the whole row.  In the middle panel Pharaoh is seated on his throne, his hands stretched aside.  On either side is a panel depicting a room filled with laying dead children.

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
0194 | 095
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