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(VII) Img. ID: 20 Regensburg Pentateuch, Fol. 156, Regensburg, 1300? edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Regensburg Pentateuch | Not relevant
3a Object Liturgical Pentateuch
3b Object Detail Fol. 156
4a Artist/ Maker David bar Shabbetai (Scribe)
5 Date 1300?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Bayern (Bavaria) | Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) | Regensburg
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Israel Museum (IM)
| MS. 180/52
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | Israel Museum (IM)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements
Mount of Olives (Jerusalem)
Shewbread table
Ark of the Covenant
Laver and its stand
Flesh-hooks (mazlegot)
Shovels (ya'im)
Aaron lighting the Menorah
Jar of Manna
Pots (sirot) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 001014
20 Description

The two facing full-page panels (fols. 155v-156) feature the Sanctuary implements with Aaron the High Priest lighting the menorah.


Aaron, who stands at the top right of the page (fol. 155v), lights the menorah depicted in the opposite page (see fol. 156) with a torch, held in his left hand. In his right hand he holds a small bucket, the kuz. Aaron, wears a miter on his head and a breastplate over a long robe adorned with bells at the hem. The breastplate is inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes and the names Abraham, Isaac, Jacob andIsrael.

Behind him, to the left, is a stand surmounted by a tree symbolising theMount of Olives.

It is flanked by a flesh hook on the right and a shovel on the left.

On the far left is the table of shewbread with twelve loaves arranged in six pairs, inscribed with the words "shewbread" לחם פנים.

Beneath the tree stand covered goblet and possibly the jar of manna.

On a stand beneath the shewbread table is a bowl.

Below Aaron is the Ark of the Covenant depicted as a four legged table and a ring for hanging theArk's poles on each corner. Two bird-like cherubim with facial features and pointed Jewish hats hover over theArk, facing each other.

To the left of the cherubim are two trumpets situated over a stand and two other implements: a cauldron and a jar, possibly the Laver and its stand.

The implements on both folios are rendered in burnished gold on blue ground. Most of the gold has flaked off revealing a layer of white gesso and traces of the original outlines in lead pencil beneath.


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
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
001 | 014
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