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(VII) Img. ID: 199990 The Tegernsee Haggadah, Fol. 15v, Germany
Austria, Before 1489 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title The Tegernsee Haggadah | Unknown
3a Object Passover Haggadah
3b Object Detail Fol. 15v
4a Artist/ Maker Joseph son of R. Ephraim (Scribe)
5 Date Before 1489
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 200 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 200)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Germany | Bayern (Bavaria) | München (Munich) | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Danube region of south Germany and Austria|
13 Iconographical Subject Israelites building Pithom and Raamses
Acanthus scroll |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19a Scan No. M000432.jpg
20 Description

Fol. 15v: In the upper part of the text space two small panels depicting cityscapes are placed next to the text “Pithom” and “Raamses”, flanking the large word "and they imposed" ( (ויתנוon the right and left respectively. The cities are walled, each with a donjon and towers. Pithom on the right has a yellow building with a red roof and turret and Raamses has two yellow buildings with green roofs, and a mast on a tower. Acanthus branches issue from the panels and spread along the inner, outer and upper margins.

See: General Document for acanthus branches.

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
Black and brown ink, gold leaf and different shades of blue, green, magenta, vermilion, yellow, grey and white
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 43 x (35-43) mm.; 4 lines high
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





Fig. 1: Pithom and Raamses

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 200, fol. 15v

Fig. 2: Pithom and Raamses

Siddur of the Rabbi of Ruzhin

South-east Germany, c.1460

Jerusalem, IM MS 180/53, fol. 163

(Jerusalem, CJA Documentation)


Fig. 3: Pithom and Raamses

An-sky Haggadah

Spain, 14th century, with 15th-16th century Italian additions

Moscow,RussianStateArchive of Literature and Art,

fond. 2583 (An-sky), op.I, d.1

(Kantsedikas and Serheyeva 2001, fig. 9)

Depictions of the completed cities of Pithom and Raamses next to the words "They imposed hard labour upon us…" (ויתנו עלינו עבודה קשה) appear in several Ashkenazi and Italo-Ashkenazi haggadot of the 15th century. Besides our haggadah (fig. 1), the cities appear in the Siddur of the Rabbi of Ruzhin (fig. 2) and in the An-sky Haggadah (fig. 3), although in the latter and in other haggadot the building process is shown (cf. fol. 11). 

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