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  (XI) Obj. ID: 20911 Fugger's Sixth Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah,, Venice, c.1549 . // Yaakov ben Yosef,Scribe 9 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts


2 Name/Title Fugger's Sixth Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah | Unknown
3a Object Mystical and Kabbalistic literature
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Yaakov ben Yosef,Scribe 9 (Unknown)
5 Date c.1549
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 17 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 17)
9b Documentation/
Research project
Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Venecian Workshop, 1548-1552|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19 Remarks
20 Description

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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
1. Me'irat Enayim: explanation of the mystical secrets in Moses bar Nahman's commentary by Isaac bar Samuel of Acre (מאירת עיניים; The Illumination of the Eyes) (fols. 1-168v): beginsבשם המשכיל לכל המשפילים (Goldreich 1984:19). Other copies in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 240 (fragment, fols. 49-49v); BSB Cod.hebr. 325 (fols. 1-146). 2. Zohar: Ra'aya Meheimna (זהר: רעיא מהימנא; Zohar: The Faithful Shepherd) (fols. 169-275): beginsפקודא בתר דא להשיב אבידה. Another copy in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 47 (fols. 145v-298) from Fugger's Venetian group.
24 Codicology
24a Scribes Scribe 9* (Scribe A**): fols. 1-168v in dark brown ink. Yaakov ben Yosef (Scribe B) fols. 169-275 in dark brown ink. The text was proofread by the corrector of Fugger's group, e.g. fols. 7v, 34v, 46, 180v. * Running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote the anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. The scribes identified by name are not numbered. ** The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript.
24b Script The main text is written in semi-cursive Ashkenazi script.
24c Number of Lines The text is written in 30 lines per page in one column.
24d Ruling Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines (e.g. fol. 275). Some guide lines for the display script of the titles were duplicated in plummet by Yaakov ben Yosef (fol. 169).
24e Pricking
24f Quires 24 quires of 12 leaves each, except for XVIII10, XX10, XXIV4. Quire composition: I12 (1-12); II12 (13-24); III12 (25-36); IV12 (37-48); V12 (49-60); VI12 (61-72); VII12 (73-84); VIII12 (85-96); IX12 (97-108); X12 (109-120); XI12 (121-132); XII12 (133-144); XIII12 (145-156); XIV12 (157-168); XV12 (169-180); XVI12 (181-192); XVII12 (193-204); XVIII10 (205-214); XIX12 (215-226); XX10 (227-236); XXI12 (237-248); XXII12 (249-260); XXIII12 (261-272); XXIV4 (273-275a).
24g Catchwords Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally on the left below the text in semi-cursive script. They are mostly topped by # (Scribe 9) and a loop (Yaakov).
24h Hebrew Numeration None.
24i Blank Leaves Fols. 169v, 175v, 175a-175a verso.

25 Material/Technique
Paper, 2 + 276 + 4 leaves.
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

26 Measurements
Full page: (354-355) x (242-245) mm.
Text space: Scribe 9: (236-238) x (140-142) mm.
Yaakov ben Yosef: (240-242) x (131-138) mm.
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
None.
31 Scribal Notes
None.
32 Watermark
Watermarks: A trefoil flower between 'P' and '3' in the outer corner of the folio (32 mm; e.g. fols. 2, 20, 31, 95, 123, 138; similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75; Venice, 1548, 1550); unidentified object between '3' and 'M' in the outer corner of the folio (~25 mm; e.g. fol. 65): unidentified; a trefoil flower between 'N' and 'C' in the outer corner of the folio (24 mm; e.g. fols. 69, 71): unidentified.
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding

Green leather, turned brown, on wooden boards (355 x 235 mm); gold-tooled similarly on front and back with a central roundel within an undulating lozenge in a large rectangle, decorated with floral motifs at the centre of each side and at the corners. The front roundel is inscribed קבלה; below it is the letter ח (erased). The back roundel is inscribed CABALA. The spine, blind-tooled with hatching has four hidden cords and head and tail bands. On the edges of the front cover are vestiges of four groups of three plaited leather bands, two groups on the side edge and one each on the upper and lower edges, with corresponding holes for four nails on the edges of the back cover (for preserved bands see Cod.hebr. 301). Each group of three bands terminated in a ring intended to hook over the nails on the opposite cover. The leaves are gilt-edged.

 

This binding was made for Fugger by Andrea di Lorenzo inVenice(Hobson 1999:111-112). Similar bindings in BSB: Cod.hebr. 40, 11, 22, 24, 52, 54 and e.g. Cod.gr. 21, 39.

 

Watermarks of the flyleaves: A trefoil flower between 'P' and '3' in the outer corner of the folio (32 mm; back cover first flyleaf): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75 (Venice, 1548, 1550).

36 Decoration Program

The decoration is by Yaakov ben Yosef:

Decorative title with a pen-drawn image of The Faithful Shepherd illustrating the title רעיא מהימנא

(fol. 169). For similar titles, captions and initial words see: BSB Cod.hebr. 10, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 15,

fol. 245; Cod.hebr. 22, fols. 1, 70, 181; Cod.hebr. 24, fols. 165, 213; Cod.hebr. 32, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 40, fols. 160, 161, 219, 219v; Cod.hebr. 48, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 52, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 62, fols. 1, 183.

36 Summary and Remarks

Yaakov ben Yosef appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 10, 12, 15, 22, 24, 27, 31, 32, 40, 43, 48, 49, 52, 57, 58, 62, 73; Scribe 9 only in this codex. 

38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None.
Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:
Former front pastedown: Contents in Hebrew in brown ink by Librarian 1a:
מאירת עניים (sic) רבי יצחק/ בר' שמואל קבלה על/ התורה/ גם הספר הנקרא/ רעיא מהימנא.
Contents in Latin characters in brown ink by Librarian 1a: Meiras enaijm ribi ijtzhak\ bar Schemuel hakabala\ al hatora\ Gam hasephaer hanikraa\ reaia mehemna.
Contents in Latin by Librarian 2: Rabi Isaac filij Samuelis Liber Meiras enaijm Illuminatio oculorum, tractat de decem numeris, quibus passim in Cabala vtuntur videlicet:\ 1. Corona. 2. Sapientia. 3. Intellectus. 4. Gratia. 5. Fortitudo. 6. Digni\tas. 7. Victoria. 8. Pulchritudo. 9. Fundamentum mundi.\ 10. Regnum.\ Reaia Mehemna liber cabalisticus.
Fol. 1v: Ilan ha-Sephirot inscribed in Hebrew, in Hebrew in Latin characters and in Latin by librarian 7.
Exlibris, in plummet: Contents of the manuscript in German.
Exlibris and stamps:
Inside front cover: an exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (230 x 155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab).
On fols. 1 and 275v there is a modern oval stamp of the BSB: BIBLIOTHECA\ REGIA\ MONACENSIS.
Signatures:
Front cover in black ink: 2. n. 51. (Duke's library, Prommer's signature).
Front former pastedown, in red ink: 2. 51 (Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583).
Front former pastedown, in brown ink: MS. Hebr. 13.
Spine, on sticker in light brown ink: 117?
Inside back cover and spine on sticker in black ink: Cod.hebr. 17 (current signature).
Inside front cover, on exlibris in plummet: Cod.hebr. 17 (current signature).
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Dressler 1972 F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972. Goldreich 1984ע' גולדרייך, מאירת עינים, ירושלים תשמ"ד (I. Goldreich, The Illumination of the Eyes, Jerusalem 1984). Harlfinger 1974-80 D. Harlfinger, Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften, Berlin 1974-1980. Hobson 1999 A. Hobson, Renaissance Book Collecting: Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, their Books and Bindings, Cambridge 1999. Sirat and Dukan, unpublished C. Sirat and M. Dukan, Etude des manuscrits hébreux "sehr inkorrekt" conservés dans la Bibliothèque de Munich (Institut des Recherche et d'histoire des Textes, CNRS, Paris), unpublished. Steinschneider 1895 M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Handschriften der K. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in München, Munich 1895.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
20911
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ilona Steimann 2008, 2014 49a
50 Researcher Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin 2008, 2014; 2015 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin 05-2016; 2008-2015 53a
54 Editor Christine Evans 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 208392 Fugger's Sixth Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah, Fol. 169, Venice, c.1549 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 208392 Fugger's Sixth Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah, Fol. 169, Venice, c.1549 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Fugger's Sixth Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah | Unknown
3a Object Mystical and Kabbalistic literature
3b Object Detail Fol. 169
4a Artist/ Maker Yaakov ben Yosef,Scribe 9 (Unknown)
5 Date c.1549
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 17 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 17)
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Venecian Workshop, 1548-1552|
13 Iconographical Subject The Faithful Shepherd
Initial word, decorative |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M000068
20 Description

Fol. 169: The second treatise רעיא מהימנא (The Faithful Shepherd) opens with its title רעיא מהימנא written in display script in the upper part of the leaf executed by Yaakov ben Yosef, while its text begins on the next leaf. The letters are decorated with acanthus scrolls and human faces in the left of the roofs of the letters and flowers at the centre of their stems. The title is illustrated below with a depiction of the Faithful Shepherd wrapped from head to foot in a long mantle, holding a staff and followed by his dog. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
Brown ink, spared-ground technique, pen drawing.
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

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

This kind of decoration of titles and initial words is characteristic of all manuscripts copied by Yaakov ben Yosef.

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
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
208392
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
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