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Vol. II, fol. 268: The initial word  אף (ברי אותת) (Af) opening the prayer of rain in the musaf service for Shemini Azeret  (Davidson, Thesaurus, א 7091) is written in gold display script in a rectangular panel on a blue background decorated with light blue feathery scrolls ending in gold flowers. The panel is framed by an undulating inner gold line and an outer green and red border. 

Attached to the centre of each side of the border is a magenta cup-flower from which stem sprays of gold buds and coloured trefoils which spread symmetrically into the margins, including four corner rosettes and four smaller blue flowers.

 

To the left of the panel is a marginal pen-drawing in brown ink of a monkey surrounded by foliate decoration inhabited by various creatures: a monkey with a collar is standing on a platform, holding a saucepan in his left hand and smelling a spoon held in his right. This illustrates the punning word אף

(Af, nose) written in a banderole above, with the beginning of the prayer (אף ברי אותת). The monkey is surrounded by acanthus scrolls inhabited at the top by a parrot and a smiling human face in profile issuing from a flower; to the left of the platform is a bird with wings outspread. Below is a bearded satyr's face issuing from a flower, and underneath is a rabbit. To the right of the rabbit, on either side of the edge of the scroll, are two human faces in profile. At the very bottom, under the scrolls, a fly sits on a very thin tendril.

 

 

Name/Title
The Ulm Mahzor | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Vol. II, fol. 268
Settings
Unknown
Date
1459 (vol. I); 1459/60 or 1461/62 (vol. II)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Site
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Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 3/I- II (Steinschneider 1895, No. 3)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Brown ink, gold leaf and shades of red, green, magenta and blue.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
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Measurements
Panel Measurements
55 x 104 mm.
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Panel Measurements
55 x 104 mm.
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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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
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Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The pen drawing was made by Joel ben Simeon after the initial word panel was executed, as is evident from places where the ink overlaps the colour, e.g. on the green trefoil flower at top left of the decoration. See Set Document: Remarks.
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