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Fol. 7v: In the upper outer margin, next to the quotation from Genesis (Gen. 1:31, 2:1-3) and the blessing (kiddush) over the Sabbath wine: within a rectangular panel a bearded man is seated on a bench holding a silver cup by its foot. His right hand is raised over the cup in the index and middle finger Christian blessing (Shalev-Eyni, forthcoming facsimile). The man wears a gold Jewish hat and a green robe, and is depicted against a magenta background decorated with feathery yellow foliage, while the floor is in alternating red and vermilion tiles, some turned brown.
The double-framed panel coloured light and dark blue with white highlights has acanthus branches extending from its upper and lower borders.
Latin annotations by Erhard are written in red textualis:
1. Next toואם חל פסח בשבת אומר ויכלו: ויכלו השמים וכל צבאם :
Benedictio cene paschalis si in initio sabbati occurrat
Benediction if the Passover Seder occurs at the start of the Sabbath.
2. Next to: ברוך אתה ה' אלהינו מלך העולם בורא פרי הגפן
Benedictio calicis et vini
Benediction of cup and wine.
| Cod. hebr. 200 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 200)
O | Ornamentation: | Foliate and floral ornaments | Foliate scrolls
Fig. 1: Blessing (kiddush) over the wine
Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 200, fol. 7v
Fig 2: Kiddush
Bird's Head Haggadah
Jerusalem, IM MS 180/57, fol. 28v
(Spitzer, facsimile 1967)
Fig. 3: Blessing (kiddush) over the wine
Jerusalem, IM MS 180/50, fol. 4
(Narkiss and Sed-Rajna, IJA 1978/3)
Fig. 4: Blessing (kiddush) over the wine
Joel ben Simeon (artist)
Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, Parm. 2998, fol. 1
(Jerusalem, CJA Documentation)
The illustration for the kiddush if Passover Eve falls on the Sabbath appears in Ashkenazi and Italo-Ashkenazi haggadot from the 14th and 15th centuries. Usually it depicts a seated man holding a cup of the Sabbath wine by the foot, for example in the early Bird's Head Haggadah (fig. 2) and the Yahuda (fig. 3) and Parma Haggadot (fig. 4). This apparently derives from 14th-century halakhic rules which state that the cup should be held by the foot (Kurrein 1923, p. 263; Kogman-Appel, 1999, p. 109).