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(VII) Img. ID: 244269 Vienna Astronomical Manuscript, Fol.65v, Barcelona, Around 1391 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Vienna Astronomical Manuscript | Unknown
3a Object Astronomical literature
3b Object Detail Fol.65v
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date Around 1391
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Spain | Catalonia | Barcelona
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 132 (Schwartz, No. 185)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Ursa Minor, as one of the constellations signs |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M001059
20 Description

The page includes headings followed by illustrations and associate tables for two constellations, Cancer (סרטן), and its table "Not in the form" (אינם בצורה), and Leo (אריה), which end is missing in our manuscript.

Cancer is illustrated on the right by a crab with a pair of chelae and three pairs of walking legs. The crab is painted in magenta with thirteen gold and silver bezants, which mark its stars. They are spread according to the table below: nine gold stars on its back and four silver stars, which are "not in the form", outside its figure: three between its chelae and one above the right one.

The second constellation Leo, on the left, is illustrated by a lion facing to the right, painted in ochre and light yellow colorus with thirty five burnished gold and silver bezants of various sizes. They are spread according to the table: twenty seven gold stars throughout the body (four of which in the lower part of body are worn), and additional eight silver stars are placed above and below his figure and outside the panel. The largest star is near the end of its tail.

The page includes on the top right also the final part, "Not in the form" for the previous constellation Gemini, which start is on the verso of the page (fol. 65, see document).

The headings Cancer, Leo, and the three titles "Not in the form" are written within small rectangular panels with gold borders in burnished gold letters on dark blue ground surrounded by dots and floral motifs in white and red colours.

The tables are written in alternating red and brown ink including headings in geometrical (zigzag) shapes in micrography.


21 Ornamentation
Illustrated initial word panel
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
Parchment, burnished gold and silver, magenta, ochre, light yellow, red and white colours, and red and brown ink.
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
Cancer panel: 44 X 67 mm
Leo panel: 49 X 67 mm
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
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Michal Sternthal- in Vienna Michal Sternthal- in Israel Karl-Georg Pfändtner 2.2.04 24.2.04 49a
50 Researcher Karl-Georg Pfändtner Michal Sternthal Yaffa levy 2009 2009 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a