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(VII) Img. ID: 14256 Vienna Sefer Mordecai , Book binding, Austria, 9.3.1392 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Vienna Sefer Mordecai | Unknown
3a Object Sefer Mordecai
3b Object Detail Book binding
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 9.3.1392
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 2
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 Dragon
man fighting a dragon
Inhabited medallion |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Thick brown leather on large wooden boards with curved (?)/embossed? decoration on front and back covers and on the spine. The decoration on the front cover is composed of medallions arranged in three vertical rows. The two side rows contain five medallions each, while the central one contains ten smaller medallions above and below of which are illustrative panels. The medallions on the sides enclose animals, hybrids or dragons and two of them contain naked human figures. Both illustrative panels depict a man on horseback fighting a dragon with a long lance pushed into its mouth. The dragon in the upper panel is seated while the dragon in the lower one is standing. The back cover is decorated with a central illustrative panel surrounded by a frame of fleur-de-lys motifs. The illustration depicts two riders, the one at the top is accompanied by a bird (an eagle?). The spine is divided into six sections by five raised split cords, each section containing an animal or a hybrid. Five metals bosses on each cover and two metal clasps and straps are now missing. The inner side of the leather cover has unidentified text in Hebrew letters on mirror side as a result of an inscribed parchment, which is now gone; its text came off on to the leather. In the lower part of the inner side of the back cover inscribed in mirror letters for the first three lines: "דגים קטנים לבדיקה הם .. כידונינו [ כי דומעים?] / ועצי אפונים צריכין בדיקה והם בחונים בצדק/ בית מלח וצרי גלוים לבדיקה הם האויים/

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
198 | 041
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