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(VII) Img. ID: 17792 Duke of Sussex Pentateuch, Fol. 179v, Lake Constance (Bodensee) Area, 1300? edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Duke of Sussex Pentateuch | Unknown
3a Object Pentateuch
3b Object Detail Fol. 179v
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1300?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Lake Constance (Bodensee) Area
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | London | British Library (B.L.)
| Add. 15282
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location United Kingdom | England | London | British Library (B.L.)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Encampment of the Tribes in the desert
Judah (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Reuben (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Ephraim (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Dan (Tribes/Sons of Israel)
Initial word panel (Not used; see: Initial word panel, Illustrative, Initial word panel, decorative)
Architectonic motif |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description A full-page initial word panel to the book of Numbers portrays the four leading princes of the Tribes of Israel as knights. They are holding their banners with armorial devices, as they camp around the Tabernacle (Num. 2). Each is depicted within a golden gabled tent on a blue ground and placed in the centre of each side of the panel. Apiece of the armorial device is in accordance with either Jacob’s (Gen. 49) or Moses’ (Deut. 33) blessings. At the top, in the east (Num. 2:3) is Judah with a lion passant (Gen. 49:9); to the right, in the south (Num. 2:10) is Reuben with an eagle (no literal reference was found for this device); at the bottom, in the west (Num. 2:13) is Ephraim with a bull (Deut. 33:17); and to the left, in the north (Num. 2:25) is Dan with a snake (Gen. 49:17). The leading princes surround the initial word “And the Lord spake“ ("וידבר"), written in bold gold letters outlined in red and white lines, within a blue panel decorated with foliated branches. Two winged hybrids flank the upper tent, depicted on a chequered red or purple ground. Each hybrid has a human head and a long tail which terminates with an animal head. Two additional hybrids with human heads and two small dragons flank the lower tent, depicted on a checkered red or purple ground. The hybrid on the right has faces on his knees and human hands as legs, while the one on the left has human feet. A yellow band with a black stepped crenellated running motif surrounds the full-page panel and the initial word panel.
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
136 | 053
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