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(VII) Img. ID: 755 Second Nuremberg Haggadah, Fol. 2, Franconia, 1470-1480 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Second Nuremberg Haggadah | Unknown
3a Object Passover Haggadah
3b Object Detail Fol. 2
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1470-1480
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Gothic
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Franconia
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | London | David Sofer Collection
| (formerly Jerusalem, Schocken Library, 24087)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Matzot Preparation of
Pumping water from a well
Preparing dough
Kneading dough |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fol. 2:

On the left are seven scenes depicting the preparation of the mazah in a non-consecutive order.

In the lower zone on the right is a man carrying a sack of freshly ground flour on his shoulder, inscribed:

"על שכמו נושא השק/ כי אנשי ביתו על פיו ישק."

"He carries the sack on his shoulder, for the people of his household by his word shall be ruled" (a paraphrase on Gen. 41:40).

In the same zone, to the left, is a boy holding a sack of flour (damaged). Inscribed (most of it effaced):

"קושר שקו על ש.../ שלא יוחלף שמחתו..".

"He ties his sack on...so his joy will not be replaced with…"

In the upper zone, to the right, is a man drawing water from a well with a metal bucket. Inscribed:

"שואב המים מן הבאר/ ללוש המצה כאשר נבאר."

"He is drawing the water from the well to knead the mazah, as we will explain."


To the left, two men are carrying a bucket of water on a pole. The man on the left also carries a smaller bucket in his hand. Inscribed:

"שניהם על שכמם עמוסים/ ללוש מצה כדי לספר ניסים."

"Both carry loads (of water) on their shoulders to knead the mazah, in order to recount miracles."

In the middle zone, to the right, is a woman standing near a table on which a heap of flour is set in a bowl and next to her foot is an open sack. Inscribed:

"לגיל לששון ולשמחה/ אשה ממלאת ההין קימחא."

"For mirth, joy and happiness (Zec. 8:19), a woman fills the measure with flour."

In the centre is a woman kneading dough in a trough, while a boy pours in water. Inscribed:

"לשה הבצק בשתי ידה (!)/ זורק המים בנה חמודה."

"She kneads the dough with both her hand(s), while her beloved son pours the water."

In the middle zone, to the left, is a man flattening the dough set on the table, with a long-handled spatula.


"אינו חש על טרחו/ לש המצה בכל כחו."

"He does not spare his labour (but) kneads the mazah with all his might."


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
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
003 | 018
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a