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(VII) Img. ID: 18527 Munich Liturgical Pentateuch, Fol. 261, Franconia, End of the 13th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Munich Liturgical Pentateuch | Unknown
3a Object Pentateuch
3b Object Detail Fol. 261
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date End of the 13th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Franconia
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 2 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 2)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Germany | Bayern (Bavaria) | München (Munich) | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style End of 13th-early 14th-century South-German Bibles with micrographic decoration|
13 Iconographical Subject Haman's sons are hanged (Es. 9:14)
Masorah in micrography forming illustration to the text
Shaped text |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date 2008
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fol. 261: The page contains the end of Lamentations and the beginning of Esther. The text at the end of Lamentations in the right column dwindles into a vertical line of single words.

The initial word of the book ויהי (Now it came to pass) is written in brown display letters (height: 5 lines) occupying the width of two text columns, the stems decorated with small rosettes.

The text illustration to the Book of Esther is in micrography of the massorah magna in the lower margin of the opening page. Hanging from the gallows are Haman and his ten sons (Esther, 7:10, 9:6-10). All the figures hang in a row: Haman on the far left, his sons in pairs. Each pair of figures is dangling from either end of a looped rope and shares a single visor without a head.

The figures are dressed and shown in three-quarters view, their hands bound in front and their feet turning to the left.

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
Brown ink.
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
35 x 210 mm.
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements 35 x 210 mm.
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
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