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(VII) Img. ID: 784 Second Nuremberg Haggadah, fol. 19v, 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. 19v
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 Israelites leaving Egypt |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fols. 19v-20:

The Israelites leaving Egypt (Ex. 13:18-22) illustrate the two facing pages (19v and 20) in their outer boarders. In the top outer margins is a group of Israelites armed with spears (based on Ex. Rabbah (Vilna), 20:19; Jeru.Tal., Shabbat, 6:8; Rashi on Ex. 13:18). Below them is a couple riding a horse, while in the lower margin is a carriage carrying people pulled by two horses with riders. Inscribed on top:

"בראשון בחמש(ה) עשר יום לבני ישראל הית' פדיום."

"In the first (month), on the fifteenth day, the Israelites were redeemed."

Above the carriage:

"ויהי בחצות הלילה הנשים ישבו על העגלה."

"In the middle of the night (Ex. 12:29), the women sat in the carriage."


The procession of the Israelites continues in the bottom right margin, from right to left. Two men are leading loaded asses and one of the men carries a spear. In front of them is a woman with a cradle containing an infant on her head. Two children are walking beside her while a man is walking before her carrying two children in a basket, hung on his back. A woman carrying a bundle on her head is in the front. Inscribed above her:

"כל בני ישראל נקהלו וגם ערב רב אתם עלו."

"All the Israelites congregated and a mixed multitude came also out with them (Ex.12:38)."

In the outer left margin is another couple riding a horse, while a bear is watching between two trees (see: Remarks). Inscribed above:

"דרך פלשתים ישראל לא נחם בראותם מלחמה פן ינחם."

"(God) did not lead them by the way of (the land of) the Philistines, lest they repent when they see war" (based on Ex.13:17).



It is possible that the bear in our haggadah, represents the land of the Philistines, alluding to the bear and the lion king David had killed, before his battle against Goliath the Philistine (I Sam. 17:34-37).   


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 | 048
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

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