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(VII) Img. ID: 2419 Wroclaw Mahzor, Fol. 89v, Germany, 13th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Wroclaw Mahzor | Unknown
3a Object Mahzor
3b Object Detail Fol. 89v
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 13th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Poland | Wroclaw | State and University Library
| Or. I.1
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Gates of Mercy |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 9.1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 758-19 (BW), (SL)
19a Scan No. 0006032
20 Description בא'ה אמ'ה הפותח לנו שערי רחמים A decorated portalon the entire page encloses the following portion of the morning prayer for the service of the Day of Atonement: "Blessed be Thou ... who openest the gates of mercy..." The portal is surmounted by two side-turrets and is flanked by the two parts of an open door in burnished gold. The initial word, "Barukh" (Blessed), written in black ink, is set against a background of red scrolls with blue dots, inside the tympanum of the arch. Two yellow dragons with green wings flank the initial word. The word "Sha'arei" (Gates), is written in burnished gold below the initial word on a blue ground highlighted with red dotted rosettes. Three fabulous animals are arranged in the space between the letters of: on the right of the word, a tall green dragon with pink wings; on the left, a pink lion, his tail ending in flourishes and in the middle a red fox looking upwards. Five medallions decorate the portal. The uppermost medallion, situated at the center of the arch, encloses an empty, golden throne against a starry sky. The other four medallions, set on the capitals and bases of the columns of the portal enclose the four winged creatures of Ezekiel's vision (1:5-15), set against a golden ground. The capital of the column on the right encloses a red angel with a golden halo; the capital of the left column encloses a pinkish eagle; the base of the column on the right encloses a pink lion; and the base of the left column encloses a pink bull. One of the angel's eyes is scratched out.
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
The picture was executed by the same artist as that of the Sacrifice of Isaac on fol. 46v, in the same colors of purple-red and yellow, which are typical of the Lower Rhinish school. See also remarks on card no. 10003. The eyes of the angel in the medallion on this folio, and of Abraham, Isaac and the angel on fol. 46v, were originally depicted open, but were scratched out at a later date.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography

Romanoff, P., "The Fox in Jewish Tradition," in From Dura to Rembrandt Jerusalem, 1990, pp. 76-80.

Wischnitzer, R., "The Messianic Fox," in From Dura to Rembrandt, Jerusalem, 1990, pp. 70-75. ibid, "A Reply to Dr. Romanoff," pp. 79-80.

43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
0006 | 032
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ms.1994.4
:MED : Parchment

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Bezalel Narkiss, Y.L. & K.K.S. B.N. 1990, Y.L. & K.K.S. 1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a