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Marking the beginning of Psalm 72, a long-beaked bird hovers over a serpent-like grotesque in the inner margin. Each of them bites either end of a leaf while a foliate stem extends upwards from the bird's head. Two confronting cocks with extended necks, are enclosed within a polygonal panel set in the lower third of the outer text column between Psalms 72 and 73. Four golden roundels decorate the panel's corners. The panel is flanked on the right by an animal-headed grotesque suspended from a foliate stem, crowning a female grotesque below. These figures probably refer to verse 15 of the psalm which reads, ויתן לו מזהב שבא, "And to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba." On the left, the panel is flanked by an animal-headed grotesque suspended from a foliate stem, holding a sickle above the head of another grotesque. Foliate stems descend from both of the lower grotesques culminating in a roundel enclosing a floral motif, beneath the text column. Two leaves link both roundels.
Name/Title
R. Elhanan's Pentateuch and Hagiographa | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Fol. 161
Settings
Unknown
Date
Late 13th-early 14th century
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Period Detail
Collection
Italy | Modena | Estense University Library
| Alpha.J.1.22 (Or. 25)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
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Material Stucture
Material Decoration
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Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
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
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
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Group
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Trade Mark
Binding
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Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
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