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(VII) Img. ID: 199995 The Tegernsee Haggadah, Fol. 18v, 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. 18v
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 Foliate scrolls
Rabbi Akiva (Commentary on the Plagues) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19a Scan No. M000437.jpg
20 Description

Fol. 18v: A bearded man within a panel in the lower outer margin illustrates the adjacent text of Rabbi Akiva. The Rabbi, with grey beard and bareheaded, is seated on a bench holding an open book and looking upwards. The tiled floor is in alternating dark and light green. On the blue ground on the left the inscription R. Akiva ר' עקיבה)) is written in semi-square script by Erhard. 

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 powder and different shades of blue, magenta, green, grey, vermilion, yellow, 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 53 x 39 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: Rabbi Akiva

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 200, fol. 18v

Fig. 2: Rabbi Akiva

Floersheim Haggadah

North Italy, 1502

Zurich, Floersheim Coll.

no sign., p. 14

(The Floersheim Haggadah, facsimile 1985)

Fig. 3: Rabbi Akiva teaching

Kaufmann Haggadah

Barcelona, 1350-1360

Budapest, MTAK Kaufmann Coll. A 422,

fol. 33v

(Kaufmann Haggadah, facsimile 1990)


The iconography of Rabbi Akiva, similar to that of other rabbis in Sephardi and Ashkenazi haggadot from all periods, consists of a bearded man, usually sitting, with or without an open book in his hands (figs. 1, 2). In some Sephardi examples Rabbi Akiva is depicted with his disciples (fig. 3).

See also fols. 18 and 20v.

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