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Fol. 50, drawn by Scribe A, Abraham: A rich man is sitting at a table laid with vessels and food, holding a knife in his left hand and looking at the bird perched on his right (or on the table). On the left a poor vagabond with a stick, wearing a short tunic, a hat, and with a satchel across his shoulder, is walking away. The caption above reads: “Image of the man eating and getting drunk, while the poor man is covered in his shame” (צורת האדם אוכל ומשתכר, והעני בבשתו מתנכר; Loewe 2004, II:405).
| Cod.hebr. 107 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 107)
For depictions of the same subject in the other 15th-century manuscripts of Meshal ha-Kadmoni see Appendix 1: line 49.
The style of this drawing differs completely from that of the artist, and was apparently drawn by Abraham the scribe. Indeed, Abraham corrected many of the artist's scenes in brown ink in accordance with the caption and the story (e.g. fol. 42), and in some cases drew the scenes before the artist overdrew them in black ink (e.g. fols. 29v, 43). For iconographical comparisons see figs. 1-2:
Fig. 1: Missal of Eberhard von Greiffenklau
Baltimore,WaltersArtGallery, MS W.174, fol. 125
(Gronemann 2006, II:fig. 206)
Fig. 2: Sebastian Brant, The Ship of Fools
DoverPub.New York1962, p. 100, fig.17
(Gronemann 2006, II:fig. 207)
For the Rothschild Miscellany, see IJA 1982/1/135.