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(VII) Img. ID: 244270 Vienna Astronomical Manuscript, Fol.66r, 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.66r
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 Initial word panel (Not used; see: Initial word panel, Illustrative, Initial word panel, decorative)
Initial word panel (Not used; see: Initial word panel, Illustrative, Initial word panel, decorative) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M001060
20 Description

The page includes headings followed by illustrations and associate tables for two constellations Ursa Minor ((הדוב הקטן and Ursa Major ((הדוב הגדול, which end is on the verso side of the page (fol. 66v, see document).

Ursa Minor, in the upper part of the right text column, is illustrated by a brownish-gray bear with eight gold and silver bezants marking its stars, facing to the left. The stars are spread according to the text in the table below: seven gold stars outlined in red ink along the body of the bear, and one silver star outside its body, under the tail. This represents the star in the table, which "is a close one and not in the form" (כוכב זה הוא מזל קרוב ואינו בצורה).

The second constellation Ursa Major illustrated in the lower part of the column by a larger brown bear facing to the right. Thirty five burnished gold and silver bezants of various sizes are located in correspondence with the table on the left column: twenty seven golden stars outlined in red ink along its body and eight silver stars outside it: two above the tail and six below the front legs (most of which exceed also the boundary of the table).

The heading of the constellations are written within small rectangular panels with gold borders in display script in burnished gold letters on dark blue ground surrounded by dots and floral motifs in white and red colours. The upper border of the two separate panels of Ursa Major extends upwards to include the flag of the letter lamed.

The tables are written in alternating red and brown ink including headings in geometrical (zigzag) shapes in micrography. Actually, these are the first tables of the fixed star catalogue. At the top right of the page, above the title panel of Ursa Minor, is the heading of the catalogue,  written in red script referring to the year 1391, for which the catalogue was prepared (see Scribal Notes).


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
Ursa Minor panel: 37 X 67 mm
Ursa Major panel: 39 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 Karl-Georg Pfändtner Michal Sternthal- in Vienna Michal Sternthal- in Israel 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