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(VII) Img. ID: 244274 Vienna Astronomical Manuscript, Fol.68r, 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.68r
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)
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
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11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Cepheus, as one of the constellations signs
Bootes, as one of the constellations signs
Initial word panel |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M001064
20 Description

Fol. 68:

The page includes headings followed by illustrations and associate tables for two constellations, Cepheus (המתלהב) and Bootes (אל גול), which end is on the verso of the page (fol. 68v, see document).

The first constellation Cepheus is illustrated on the right by a man (oriental king) with beard split in the middle stepping barefoot to the right and raising his right hand. He is wearing red dress and Phrygian hat; the uncovered parts of his body are painted in pink (now black, the pink colour retained through the black colour of his face).

Thirteen silver and gold bezants marking the stars of this constellation are spread on and around him according to the table: eight gold stars on his body, three on his hat, and two other smaller silver stars, which are "not in the form" (אינם בצורה) flanking his hat.

 

The following constellation Bootes is illustrated on the left by a warrior with a diadem on his blond hair, stepping barefoot to the right. He is dressed in green rob with wide sleeves and a sword, holding a spear in his right hand and raising his left.

Twenty three stars of the constellations represented by silver and gold bezants, thirteen of which are outlined in red, are spread on and around him according to the table on the verso of the page, as followed: twenty-two gold stars (two are worn) are on his body and spear, and one silver star is placed outside his "form", between the legs. It is inscribed אל סמאך (“Al samach"?) in small semi-cursive script probably added by a later hand.

The page includes also on the top right the end of the Draco's table (which start on fol. 66v, see document).

The headings of the constellations Draco, Cepheus and Bootes, and the title "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 upper border of the panels 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. 

 

 
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
Parchment, burnished gold and silver, pink (now black), ochre, green, magenta, dark blue, 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
Cepheus panel: 81 X 67 mm
Bootes panel:. 95 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
Good
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
244274
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
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