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(VII) Img. ID: 795 Second Nuremberg Haggadah, Fol. 25v, 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. 25v
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 Second washing, before the meal
Mozi-Matzah (the benediction over the matzah)
Benediction of the matzah
Dividing of the matzah |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fol. 25v:

The two facing pages (fols. 25v and 26) are illustrated in their outer and lower margins by consecutive rituals conducted during the Seder ceremony. The illustrations on both pages start from the upper top corner.

On the top right corner of the outer margin, is a man sitting at the table, holding his hands over a metal basin, while a servant pours water over them from a ewer, and offers the man a long towel. Inscribed above them:

"נטילה קודם קידוש נתקנה (!)/ בציווי אל דר במעונה."

"The washing of the hands was fixed before the kiddush by the command God, who dwells in his dwellings" (see: Remarks).

Below it, another man is sitting at the table, holding up a decorated round mazah. Inscribed above:

"מן המצה הראשונה יעש(ה) המוציא/ כדי בני ביתו להוציא."

"From the upper mazah he will take a piece, and recite hamozie ("will do hamozie"; blessed the One who grows bread from earth), in order to exempt the people in his household (from reciting it themselves)." 


The square table stands on a spiral leg, supported by a human grotesque. To the left, in the lower margin, a couple is sitting at the table. The man is holding two half mazot, about to hide the afikoman. Inscribed:

"עם המוציא לוקח המצה/ אשר אפיקומן חצה."

"When reciting 'hamozie', one takes half of the mazah left of the afikoman."

The three tables are set with a knife and an additional large cup.



The custom to wash the hands before the kiddush, is practiced among Ashkenazi communities. There is a debate whether the kiddush should precede the washing of hands, or vice-versa. Rabbi Simhah of Vitri, Rashi's pupil, mentions the practice to wash the hands before the kiddush (Mahzor Vitri (Alef, 1963), Passover, 56, p. 273).   

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 | 059
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