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(VII) Img. ID: 788 Second Nuremberg Haggadah, fol. 21v, 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. 21v
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 Display of the maror (Rabban Gamaliel)
Egyptians, Drowning
Pharaoh saved
Initial word, decorative
Foliate scrolls |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fol. 21v:

The initial word "מרור" (Maror- "The Bitter Herb, which we eat") is depicted at the center of the page. The large square letters are painted in gold, red and blue and are inhabited with grotesques and adorned with scrolls painted in ink. To the right is a bearded man standing, wearing a large hat and long garments. He is lifting up a bunch of green leaves and pointing with his left elongated index finger to the initial word.

In the lower margin, the Egyptians are drowning (Ex. 14:27-28). Heads of drowning men and horses are seen among the waves. Inscribed above their heads:

"צדיקים כעופרת צללו רשעים כקש קלו/ בינוניים כאבן במצולות ירדו כל אחד כאשר מרדו."

"The righteous sank like lead, the wicked were as light as straw, the mediocre went down to the abyss like stones: each one (was treated) according to his revolt" (Mekhilta on Ex. 15:5).

On the right, crowned Pharaoh is emerging from the sea with his hands joined in prayer, inscribed:

"טובה מאת השמים נשמר/ בעד כי יי' הצדיק אמר."

"By the favor of Heaven, (Pharaoh) was saved (Mekhilta on Ex. 14:28) because he said: 'God is just' (Ex. 9:27)." 

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 | 052
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