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Fol. 16: An unframed text illustration appears in the lower margin of the page, below the text in the Haggadah commenting on the biblical phrase "our labour" (Deut. 26:7): "these are the sons, as it is said, 'Every boy that is born you shall throw into theNile' …" (Exod. 1:22). In the illustration an armed Egyptian is holding a naked blond boy by the leg about to throw him into a round lake surrounded by a meadow with trees. The bearded Egyptian prepares to draw the black sword at his waist with his right hand. He wears a short magenta tunic with red hose and a green hat. 

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The Tegernsee Haggadah | Unknown
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Fol. 16
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Before 1489
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Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 200 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 200)
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Black and brown ink, gold leaf and different shades of magenta, red, green, blue, yellow, brown and white.
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Fig. 1: Infant cast into the water

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 200, fol. 16

Fig. 2: Infants cast into the water

Murphy Haggadah

Joel ben Simeon (artist)

North Italy, c.1455

Jerusalem, NLI 406130, fol. 12

(Murphy Haggadah, facsimile n.d.)

 

 

Fig. 3: Infant cast into the river

Italian Prayer book (Maraviglia Siddur)

Joel ben Simeon (artist)

North Italy, 1469

Joel ben Simeon (scribe and artist)

London, BL Add. 26957, fol. 42

(The BL Manuscript Online Catalogue

http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=52558)

Fig. 4: Infant cast into the river

FirstCincinnatiHaggadah

Meir Jaffe (scribe) 

Ulm, 1480s

Cincinnati, HUC Klau Lib. MS 444,

p. 19

(Optical disc: col. facsims.)

 

 

 

Fig. 5: Infants cast into the river

Rothschild Miscellany

Ferrara?, 1470s

Jerusalem, IM MS 180/51, fol. 158v

(Rothschild Miscellany, facsimile 1989)

Fig. 6: Infants cast into the river

Siddur of the Rabbi of Ruzhin

South-east Germany, c.1460

Jerusalem, IM MS 180/53, fol. 164

(Jerusalem, CJA Documentation)

The scene in the Tegernsee Haggadah also appears in the North Italian Murphy Haggadah of c.1455 and consists just of the main components: an Egyptian casting a child into the water (figs. 1, 2). A similar iconography appears in the Maraviglia Siddur of 1469, which, like the Murphy Haggadah, was illustrated by Joel ben Simeon in North Italy, although theNileis shown as a river rather than as a round lake (fig. 3). In the First Cincinnati Haggadah the casting of the infant is similar (fig. 4), though in the presence of Pharaoh and an attendant. In other haggadot the iconography of this scene may include a group of Hebrew women mourning their children, situated within a landscape with the gushing waters of a river (figs. 5, 6). 

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