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(VII) Img. ID: 9197 NL Mishneh Torah, Fol. 183v, Spain, 1460 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title NL Mishneh Torah | Unknown
3a Object Mishneh Torah by Maimonides
3b Object Detail Fol. 183v
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1460
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Spain
8 Community Sephardi
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
| Heb. 4 1447
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Heikhal
Temple gate of the hall |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Fol. 183v: At the top of the page the gate and its five lintels are depicted as an inverted pyramid at the top of the page. Inscribed: וזו היא צורת המלתריות The lowest rectanguar is שער האולם "the gate". On its top is inscribed: עשרים אמה "20 amot" length. Each of the lintels is a narrow rectangle, each inscribed אמאלתרא "Amaltra", and the additional width of each successive lintel is inscribed "amah" on both sides. The upper lintel is thirty amah length. Inscribed: שלשים אמה אורך זו העליונה.


In the lower part of the page a rectangular ground plan of "the shape of the Heikhal according to its measurements"זה היא צורת ההיכל כולו לפי מדות  . The "West" מערב   is at the top, "East" מזרחat the bottom,  "South" דרום  on the left  and "North" צפוןon the right. The Heikhal comprises three parts:  the Hall אולם ,  the Holy Placeקדש    and the Holy of Holies קדש הקדשים . The wall of the Hall surrounds Heikhal on three of its sides.  Its width is "five amot" and its length is "hundred" (amot). The gap between the two bottom walls is "the gate of the Hall, twenty `amot זה היא שער האולם רוחב עשרים אמה Above it is the Hall area with an inscription related to the gate of the Holy Place "the width of this gate is ten" (amot) ער זה On either side of the central Holy Place are passages and walls, each with a different inscription. Inscribed from right to left.זה המקום שעודף באולם על ההיכל נקרא בית החליפות. עשר  "This is where the Hall exceeds the Heikhal and is called Beit Hahalifot (which is) ten amot (wide)." (This inscription is repeated on the extreme left.) .זהו המקום הנקרא כותל מסיבה. חמש"This place is called the wall of the mesibah (which is) five (amot wide)"  זהו המקום   נקרא מסיבה. שלש  "This place is called mesibah" (which is) three (amot wide)."
זה המקום נקרא כותל התא. חמש  "This place is called the wall of the Ta (cell) (which is). five (amot wide)."  פסיפש )פשפש) זה המקום נקרא התא והוא סובב את כל הבית  "Small gate this place is called the wall of the Ta (cell)and it surrounds the entire house (the Heikhal)."   .זהו כותל. שש "This is the wall (which is) six (amot wide)." With a gap for a gate inscribed:  מכאן נכנס להיכל"From here one enters the Heikhal."  The walls and the passages on the left of the Holy Place are nscribed: שש "six" (amot wide)". six (no inscription) .זהו כותל התא. חמש "This is the wall of the Ta (cell)  which is) five (amot wide).".  .זה המקום מקרא בית הורדת המים. שלש "This place is called "descending water" (which is) three(amot wide)."  זה המקום נקרא כותל ואינו לווי)?( לדבר אחר. חמש "This place is called "wall", and is not similar to anything else (which is) five (amot wide)."   .זה המקום שעודף באולם על ההיכל ונקרא בית חליפות. עשר אמות "This is the place in which the hall exceeds the Heikhal and is called Beit Hahalifot (which is) ten amot (wide)." In the center are the Holy Place which is "fourty amot length" ארבעים אמה אורך כל מקום  Holy of Holies above it is "twenty amot wide" and divided from the Holy place by two curtains with an area calledבין שני הפרוכות  "Between the two parokhot"At the bottom of the plan is an inscription (Mishneh Torah,VIII, II, 4:9):  ההיכל היה בניינו רחב מלפניו וצר מאחוריו כמו ארי ויציעים היומקיפין לבית כולו מסביב חוץ "The Heikhal building was wide in front and narrow at the back just like the ... and the balconies that were surrounding the house from the outside." wide".

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
32 | 072
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