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Fig. 1, 2, 3, 4: Decorated beginnings of haftarah, Munich Rashi's Commentary on the Bible
Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 5, I:171v, 179, 182, 182v
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Vol. I, fols. 171v, 179, 182, 182v: Thirty-one decorated beginnings of haftarot (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings and Minor Prophets; 7-8 lines high, the width of a text column): the first words in built-up ink letters are placed within double outlined roundels (d.50 mm.), decorated with acanthus scrolls (e.g. fig. 1), a chequered pattern (e.g. I:213), hatching (e.g. I:206v, 210, 212v, 214v; II:107v), at times on a black and red ground (e.g. figs. 1, 3 and I:182, 190, 203), with additional fleurs-de-lis (figs. 2, 3) or enclosed in red arches (e.g. figs. 1, 2, 4).