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Fol. 154v:

Full-page panel, serving as a frontispiece for the SeMaK encloses in its centre the initial word “to know” (לידע) opens the first chapter of the SeMaK.  The panel was executed in the first stage of decoration. The initial word is written in burnished gold display letters outlined in red set within a checkered blue panel with red dots which is framed by alternatingbordeaux and yellow bands.

The full-page panel is framed by Gothic architecture of a large gable flanked by two domed towers surmounted by two squirrels. A tiled roof of green and red is seen behind the arch. The arch is decorated with crockets along the ribs, a rosette window and a yellow trefoil arch at its center. The yellow arch is duplicated by an inner grey arch on red ground; both decorated with rosettes windows and fleur-de-lis finials at the centre.

The lower part of the panel is filled with heraldic white animals set within lozenges such as: a crowned mermaid holding two dolphins, a crowned lion, a deer, and with yellow eagles within medallions, all set on alternating red, bordeauxand blue grounds.

 

Name/Title
Vienna Siddur-SeMaK | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Fol. 154v
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, bordeaux, yellow, green, red, blue and white colours
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Panel Measurements
155 X 98 mm (part from the upper side cut off)
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
Gothic arch frame
Squirrel
Heraldic animals
Custom
Ashkenazi
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
Yafa 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.