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Fol. 13: The Son who does not know how to ask is depicted within a panel at top left of the text space, next to the text it illustrates. The frontal figure is standing with feet in profile, arms and hands spread, in a vaulted room with red tiles and a yellow boarded ceiling. He wears a magenta robe and round magenta hat with a green brim.

Scrolls of fleshy acanthus leaves in magenta, green, blue and yellow ochre with powder gold extend from the left of the panel into the outer margin, dotted with burnished gold.

The Latin annotation by Erhard is written in red cursive script:

Next to: ושאינו יודע לשאול את פתח לו

Instructio multiplex interrogare nescientis

Manifold instructions for one who does not know how to ask.

See: General Document for acanthus branches and Appendix.

Name/Title
The Tegernsee Haggadah | Unknown
Object Detail
Fol. 13
Date
Before 1489
Synagogue active dates
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Origin
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Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 200 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 200)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Black and brown ink, gold leaf and powder and different shades of blue, magenta, green, vermilion, red, yellow, brown and white.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
55 x 39 mm.; 5 lines high
Condition
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
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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
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 1: The Son who does not know how to ask  

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr., fol. 13

Fig. 2: The Son who does not know how to ask  

BarcelonaHaggadah

Barcelonamid-14th century

London, BL Add. 14761, fol. 35v

(Schonfield, facsimile 1992)

 

Fig. 3: The Son who does not know how to ask  

LondonAshkenazi Haggadah

Meir Jaffe (scribe)

Bämler of Augsburg and Joel ben Simeon (artists)

Augsburg(?), c.1460

London, BL Add. 14762, fol. 9v

(Goldstein, facsimile 1985)

literature (M. Metzger 1973, p. 167).

The Son who does not know how to ask for whom "you should open the discussion", is depicted with his hands spread sideways similar to the Sephardi Barcelona Haggadah (figs. 1, 2). In Ashkenazi and Italo-Ashkenazi haggadot of the 15th century the fourth son is usually depicted as a fool, dressed as a jester and holding a mirror (fig. 3; Friedman 1985, pp. 16-40). According to M. Metzger, although the depiction of a fool is not related to the text of the haggadah, it arose from the popularity of this image in German folk 

 

 

Fig. 1: The Son who does not know how to ask  

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr., fol. 13

Fig. 2: The Son who does not know how to ask  

BarcelonaHaggadah

Barcelonamid-14th century

London, BL Add. 14761, fol. 35v

(Schonfield, facsimile 1992)

 

Fig. 3: The Son who does not know how to ask  

LondonAshkenazi Haggadah

Meir Jaffe (scribe)

Bämler of Augsburg and Joel ben Simeon (artists)

Augsburg(?), c.1460

London, BL Add. 14762, fol. 9v

(Goldstein, facsimile 1985)

The Son who does not know how to ask for whom "you should open the discussion", is depicted with his hands spread sideways similar to the Sephardi Barcelona Haggadah (figs. 1, 2). In Ashkenazi and Italo-Ashkenazi haggadot of the 15th century the fourth son is usually depicted as a fool, dressed as a jester and holding a mirror (fig. 3; Friedman 1985, pp. 16-40). According to M. Metzger, although the depiction of a fool is not related to the text of the haggadah, it arose from the popularity of this image in German folk literature (M. Metzger 1973, p. 167).

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