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(VII) Img. ID: 14238 Vienna High Holiday and Sukkot Mahzor, Fol. 93, Southern Germany, 1300-1350? edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Vienna High Holiday and Sukkot Mahzor | Unknown
3a Object Mahzor
3b Object Detail Fol. 93
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1300-1350?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Southern Germany
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 174
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Gates of Mercy
Initial word, decorative
Letter, zoomorphic |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description Fol. 93: Opening page of Shaharit for the Day of Atonement including a text illustration set in between the letters of a large initial word, an initial word panel incorporating zoomorphic and anthropomorphic letters and two small initial words, all of which were executed by artist A. The initial word “Blessed art thou” (ברוך ), opening the Yozer, is set on the top of the page, filling almost the entire width of the text space. The initial word is written in large display letters in very dark brown ink, surrounded by wriggly work extending in some parts to foliate flourishes. The letters are decorated with circles enclosing stylized rosettes in spared ground technique, set on the junctions of the letters which have small red pen flourishes extending from them. In the parchment ground spaces created by the letter “resh” ) ר ) and the letter “khaf sofit” ( ך ) are depicted two almost identical Gothic gates illustrating the words “Gates of Mercy” (שערי רחמים ) appearing in the text one line under the illustration. The gates are opened wide, filled in with gold powder, in the middle of which are vertical inscriptions facing upwards. The right one reads “gates”( שערי ) and the left one “mercy” (רחמים). The initial word panel for the word “Then” (אז ), is set in the lower section of the page, filling half of the width of the text space. The intial letters are mostly composed of zoomorphic and anthropomorphic elements executed in brown and red ink and brownish-yellowish wash. The “aleph” (א) is composed of a small hooded man who serves as the tip of the letter. He is climbing up a red ladder, which serves as the vertical line of the “aleph”, his hands stretched forward holding on to the ladder. (The parchment in between the rungs of the ladder is decorated with brown hatching). The ladder rests upon a pole, painted in a light brown wash, which serves as the leg of the "aleph" and extends on the top into a dragon’s head which seems to be eating the frame of the panel. The pole ends on the bottom with a lioness’ head facing the right, out of which potrudes a thin red tongue, serving as vocalization. Below the tongue is inscribed the word “patah” ( פתח ) (vocalized “ah”), which is the name of this vocalization symbol. The second zoomorphic letter “zayin” (Z) is composed on top of a lion’s head decorated with red hatching. The lion is facing left and has a potruding tongue. The bottom of the letter is decorated on the bottom half with red hatching and shaped into a twisted tail. The panel has a double frame of thin red lines filled with foliate scrolls and surrounded by wriggly work with floral extensions at the corners.
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
Pen and ink colours
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
Panel measurements: 55 x 65 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
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
198 | 023
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Alissia Fried Anna Nizza Estherlee Kanon 1998 2002 May, 2003 49a
50 Researcher Anna Nizza Estherlee Kanon 2002 June-August, 2003 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal July-August, 2003 53a
54 Editor Sally Oren Judy Cardozo 2003 May, 2005 54a
55 Donor 55a