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Fol. 37:

The page opening the section of the Passover Haggadah includes an architectural panel occupying the upper part of the page, executed in the first stage of decoration. The panel is shaped on top as a trefoil arch and framed by a yellow band with running geometrical motifs.

The center of the arch includes a separate blue cartouche inscribed with the initial words “This is the bread” (הא לחמא), written in gold display letters outlined in red; the ascender of the letter “lamed” pushes up the upper border of the cartouche creating the central blue section of the trefoil arch.

The blue cartouche is surrounded by four hybrids set on an alternating red andbordeauxground in separate frames. The upper two are winged dragon hybrids with human face, confronting each other. The lower two are human head hybrids separated by a band with a running wave motif. The hybrid on the right is comprised of a lioness with a grotesque woman pointing with her two fingers to her missing eye emerging from its head. The hybrid on the left is winged, with two human hands and a tail ending in a dragon's head, and from its head emerges a hooded grotesque man blowing a trumpet.

Another small initial word pen-work panel of “wherein" (מה) appears in the left text column was added in the second stage of decoration.  The panel is filled with delicate red and purple pen-work filigree. Red tendrils extend from the panel and surround the left text column, ending in a flower from which emerges the bust of a man holding the first Seder cup of wine. 

Name/Title
Vienna Siddur-SeMaK | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
fol 37
Date
1st quarter of the 14th century; Additions in the second half of the 15th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Germany | Lake Constance (Bodensee) Area
Italy | Northern Italy
| ; Additions in Northern Italy
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. Hebr. 75 (Schwarz No. 88)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Parchment, burnished gold, blue, red, bordeaux, yellow and green colours, and red and purple ink
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Panel Measurements
100 X 115 mm (meas. by Fingernagel)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Good
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Alissia Fried Yaffa Levy | 1998 1999
Researcher
Yaffa Levy Guinat Spiegel, Estherlee Kanon | 1999 2002, 2008
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal | 2002
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo | 2002
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.