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(VII) Img. ID: 194287 Volterra Annual Wall Calendar, , Reggio Emilia, 1536-1537 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Volterra Annual Wall Calendar | Unknown
3a Object Annual Calendar
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Meshulam of Volterra son of Isaac of Reggio (Scribe)
5 Date 1536-1537
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Emilia Romagna | Reggio Emilia
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 154 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 154)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Moon
Star |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M000016
20 Description

The initial word The Year (שנת) of the calendar is written in built-up brown ink and marked by a scroll and a pendant pineal motif in red and blue. Below it are the decorated initials denoting the type of the year

ז'ש'ג' פשוטה (see Contents). There are two red and blue cartouches with blessings flanking the date of the calendar. On the rightא'מ' (אבינו מלכנו) חדש עלינו שנה טובה  (Our father and king renew for us a good year); and on the left  א'מ' (אבינו מלכנו) כתבנו בספר החיים(Our father and king write us in the book of life).

Above the date is a tabula ansata framing the verse עם נושע ביי מגן עזרך (People saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, Deut. 33:29; the last dotted word amounts to 227=1537). It is flanked by two text illustrations, a crescent moon with a five-pointed star next to the text עשה ירח למועדים (He appointed the moon for seasons, Ps. 104:19), referring to one component of the Hebrew calendar, the lunar cycle; on the left a sun with a face next to the continuation of the verse שמש ידע מב(ו)או (the sun knoweth his going down) refers to the other component, the solar cycle.

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
Paper sheet, brown and red ink and blue tempera.
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
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