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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Vatican Book of Leviticus, Spain or Provence, 14th c.

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Name/Title
Vatican Book of Leviticus | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
14th century
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Collection
Vatican | Vatican Library
| VAT. EBR. 21
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
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Extant
Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Leviticus, Haftarot, Song of Songs, Massorah magna and parva.
Codicology

Vellum, I 143 I leaves, 208 x 174mm, text space 130 x 110mm. Written in square Sepharadi script, in light brown ink. 12 lines per page. Ruling by stylus, 1 12 1 horizontal and 1 1 vertical lines per page. Pricking is noticeable in the outer, lower and inner margins. 18 quires of 8 leaves, except for XVII&&7&&, XVIII&&7&&. Hebrew alphabetical numeration for the quires in the upper right-hand corner of the first recto of each quire. Only in first 11 quires of the biblical text.

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Pricking
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Colophon
None
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Binding
Decoration Program

A. Massorah magna is sometime shaped as a zigzag line either in upper or in lower margin (fols. 2, 2v, 4, 5, 8v, 9v, 24, 25, 55, 85v, 88).

B. The parashot signs are topped by a geometrical pattern (fols. 13, 22v, 31, 38v, 47v, 56, 62v. 74v, 80v). C. Signs for half of the verses of the Pentateuch, half of the words of the Pentateuch, half of the letters of the Pentateuch, and half of the book, are written in a decorated frame (fols. 19v, 27, 31, 45).

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Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Hebrew Manuscripts in the Vatican Library: Catalogue. Compiled by the staff of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem; edited by Benjamin Richler; paleographical and codicological descriptions Malachi Beit-Arie in collaboration with Nurit Pasternak. Citta del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008, p.14.
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Documenter
Yael Zirlin | 1982-1984
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal | 01.2016
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