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  (XI) Obj. ID: 21350 Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim,, Venice, c.1551. // Meir,Yishai ben Yehiel,Interpolator 7 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts


2 Name/Title Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim | Unknown
3a Object Philosophical literature
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Meir,Yishai ben Yehiel,Interpolator 7 (Unknown)
5 Date c.1551
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. 7 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 7)
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
Mekor Hayyim (מקור חיים; The Source of Life) by Shmuel Zarza (fols. 1'-497). Another copy in Munich, Cod.hebr. 51 from Fugger's Venetian group. 1st ed. 1559.
24 Codicology
24a Scribes Meir (Scribe A*): fols. 1' (title page), 379-393 (lines 1-21), 393v-479v (lines 1-20) in dark and light brown ink. Yishai ben Yehiel (Scribe B): fols. 1-378v, 393 (lines 22-30), 479v (lines 21-30)-497 in dark brownish ink. Interpolator 7** (Interpolator A*): fol. 190v (lines 17-30), in dark brownish-black ink. Corrections by Yishai. * The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript. ** Running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. Scribes identified by name are not numbered.
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 mainly in one column.
24d Ruling Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines.
24e Pricking None.
24f Quires 63 quires of 8 leaves each, except for IV10, V6, VI6, VII8-1, VIII6, L8-1. Quire composition: I8 (1'-7); II8 (8-15); III8 (16-23); IV10 (24-33); V6 (34-39); VI6 (40-45); VII8-1 (46-52); VIII6 (53-58); IX8 (59-66); X8 (67-74); XI8 (75-82); XII8 (83-90); XIII8 (91-98); XIV8 (99-106); XV8 (107-114); XVI8 (115-122); XVII8 (123-130); XVIII8 (131-138); XIX8 (139-146); XX8 (147-154); XXI8 (155-162); XXII8 (163-170); XXIII8 (171-178); XXIV8 (179-186); XXV8 (187-194); XXVI8 (195-202); XXVII8 (203-210); XXVIII8 (211-218); XXIX8 (219-226); XXX8 (227-234); XXXI8 (235-242); XXXII8 (243-250); XXXIII8 (251-258); XXXIV8 (259-266); XXXV8 (267-274); XXXVI8 (275-282); XXXVII8 (283-290); XXXVIII8 (291-298); XXXIX8 (299-306); XL8 (307-314); XLI8 (315-322); XLII8 (323-330); XLIII8 (331-338); XLIV8 (339-346); XLV8 (347-354); XLVI8 (355-362); XLVII8 (363-370); XLVIII8 (371-378); XLIX8 (379-386); L8-1 (387-393); LI8 (394-401); LII8 (402-409); LIII8 (410-417); LIV8 (418-425); LV8 (426-433); LVI8 (434-441); LVII8 (442-449); LVIII8 (450-457); LIX8 (458-465); LX8 (466-473); LXI8 (474-481); LXII8 (482-489); LXIII8 (490-497).
24g Catchwords Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left below the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribe.
24h Hebrew Numeration None.
24i Blank Leaves Fols. 1'v, 497v.

25 Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 498 + 1 leaves (1' + 497 numbered).
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: (367-368) x (243-244) mm. The outer margin of fol. 7 was not cropped and is 270 mm wide.
Text space: Meir: (237-240) x (136-139) mm. Yishai: (237-238) x (139-141) 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
Fol. 7v: A crown over the name Moshe. Yishai, who is the scribe of this section, added a crown above the names of biblical characters in different manuscripts he copied, for example Abraham in Cod.hebr. 26
(fol. 468v).
Fol. 14: The name Shlomo (first letters) is marked by dots within the text.
Fol. 316v: The name of the scribe Yishai is surmounted by a crown.

32 Watermark
: 'A' or 'B' in the outer corner of the folio (27 mm; e.g. fols. 2, 4, 6, 19, 76, 334, 351, 359, 447): Harlfinger, Ancre 65/1b (Venice, 1522); 'A' with a curl on its right in the outer corner of the folio (22 mm; e.g. fols. 495): Harlfinger, Ancre 40 (1548).
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding

Dark green leather partly turned brown on wooden boards (367 x244 mm), gold-tooled with a central roundel on the front and a shield on the back cover 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 פירושים, and below the letters EEEE. 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 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 in the opposite cover. The leaves are gilt-edged.

 

This binding was made for Fugger by the 'Fugger Binder' inVenice(Hobson 1999:119-129). Similar bindings in BSB: e.g. Cod.hebr. 8, 26, 31, 35, 44, 45, 50, 56, 57,60, A. hebr. 278 and Cod.gr. 14.

 

Watermarks of the last flyleaf: A star above an anchor within a circle at the centre of the folio (65 mm): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Ancre 24-31 (Venice, 1556).

36 Decoration Program

The decoration is executed by Meir:

  1. The title is decorated with ribbon-like letters and with floral and hybrid motifs. On the left is a putto pointing at the title (fol. 1').
  2. A rabbit flanked by two palmette-like motifs surmounts the caption פרשת פנחס (Pinhas Pericope) (fol. 400).
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None.
Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:
Front flyleaf, verso: an inscription in brown ink by Librarian 1:
ספר מקור חיים חברו הח"ר שמואל צרתה/ שץ המכונה בלשון הקדש אבן סנה/ ופירושו על חמשה חומשי תורה.
Below, by Librarian 3: Sephaer mekor haijm hibro hahaber Schemuel Zarta hamchuna bilschon\ hakodesch aeuen Senae. Vperuscho al hemischa humsche tora.\
R. Samuelis de Zarta, commentarius in Pentateuchum Mosis. qui vocatur\ Hebraice Aeuaen Snae. Mekor haim. i. initium vitae.
Exlibris and stamps:
Inside front wooden board: an exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (227 x 155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab), stuck over the earlier exlibris (175 x 135 mm) of 1618, before he became Elector in 1623 (Dressler 1972:A3a-f).
Old signatures:
Front cover, lower middle part in black ink, upside-down: Sta. 6 N0 9 (second signature of Fugger's library).
Front cover, lower right in black ink: I. n0. 63 (the Duke's library, Prommer's signature).
Spine, in black and brown ink on two stickers: 3 and 63.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not in use.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Dressler 1972 F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972.
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
21350
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, 2015; 2015 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin 06-2016; 2008-2015 53a
54 Editor Christine Evans 2015 54a
55 Donor Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation 55a

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(XXII) ID: 215016 Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim, Fol. 1, Venice, c.1551 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 215016 Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim, Fol. 1, Venice, c.1551 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim | Unknown
3a Object Philosophical literature
3b Object Detail Fol. 1
4a Artist/ Maker Meir,Yishai ben Yehiel,Interpolator 7 (Unknown)
5 Date c.1551
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 7 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 7)
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Venecian Workshop, 1548-1552|
13 Iconographical Subject Opening page, decorated
Ribbon-like letters
Decorated letters in spared ground technique
Angel
Hybrid
Rabbit (See also Hare) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M000285
20 Description

Fol. 1': The title of the treatise ספר מקור חיים (The Book of the Source of Life) is executed by Meir in decorative letters. The first word is shaped as a ribbon; the other two are written in display script decorated with acanthus scrolls, hybrids, rabbits, fish and naked human figures. A large putto on the left is pointing towards the title. Flowers, a hand and a lion's head decorate the stems of letters. 

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
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
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
215016
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

(XXII) ID: 215017 Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim, , Venice, c.1551 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 215017 Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim, , Venice, c.1551 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Fugger's Venetian Mekor Hayyim | Unknown
3a Object Philosophical literature
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Meir,Yishai ben Yehiel,Interpolator 7 (Unknown)
5 Date c.1551
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 7 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 7)
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
19a Scan No. M000286.jpg
20 Description
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
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
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
215017
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