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(VII) Img. ID: 17676 Albenc Pentateuch, Fol. 181v, L'Albenc, 6 February, 1340 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Albenc Pentateuch | Unknown
3a Object Liturgical Pentateuch
3b Object Detail Fol. 181v
4a Artist/ Maker Shlomo bar Eliezer Hayim Hacohen (Scribe)
5 Date 6 February, 1340
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin France | Rhone-Alpes | L'Albenc
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Oxford | Bodleian Library
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10 Location United Kingdom | England | Midlands | Oxford | Bodleian Library
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11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Spies of Canaan return with grapes |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description The text tells the story of the return of the twelve spies sent by Moses to search out the land of Canaan (Num. 13). Rashi’s commentary on Num. 13:23 determine the tasks of each spy: eight of them carried the staff with the cluster of grapes, two others carried pomegranates and figs, but Caleb and Joshua did not carry anything. His commentary, based on one of the interpretations of a midrash (Bab. Talmud, Sota, 34a) did not elaborate on the different possibilities for eight people to carry the cluster instead of two as in the Bible. Our knowledgeable scribe added within the commentary column an explanation, based on an elaboration probably from a tosaphist’s commentary on the Talmud, although the scribe attributes it to Rashi.73 The additional commentary with the accompanying diagram in the right margin explains that the staff with the cluster was resting on two other long rods, one on either side, and four other smaller rods were placed at the ends of the long rods, so that eight men could carry the cluster each at one end of the small rods. The pen-drawn diagram has three bunches of grapes hanging from the staff and three pomegranates and two leaves fastened on top of the main staff. Next to the smaller rods are inscribed the names of six of the tribes (the other two on the right were cropped by a later binder). From right to left and top to bottom, they are: Simeon, Naphtali, Issachar, Judah (in spite of the commentary that says that Caleb, the chief of the tribe of Judah did not carry the staff ), Zebulun, and Dan. Between the text and the commentary columns is a branch with three figs and two bunches of grapes.
 
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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
136029
45 Temp: Batch Number
136 | 029
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
17676
48 Temp: Addenda

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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a