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Fol. 21: A bearded man holding three mazzot is depicted in a rectangular panel placed within the lower right text space next to the word mazzah. He holds up one mazzah in his right hand and holds the other two in his left. He has brown hair and beard, and wears a long green robe and red pointed shoes. He stands on a tiled floor of alternating dark and light grey.

Two elongated acanthus stems issue from the lower part of the panel frame, extending up the inner margin and along the lower one.

Latin annotation by Erhard is written in black cursive script:

Next to: מצה זו שאנו אוכלין על שום מה

Elevantur azime et omnibus secundo ostenduntur

The mazzot are raised and shown to everybody for the second time.

See: General Document for acanthus branches and Appendix.

Name/Title
The Tegernsee Haggadah | Unknown
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Fol. 21
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Date
Before 1489
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Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 200 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 200)
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Unknown
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Black and brown ink, gold leaf and powder and different shades of blue, magenta, green, grey, red, brown and white.
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60 x 35 mm.; 5 lines high
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Ruling
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Hebrew Numeration
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Façade (main)
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Fig. 1: Displaying the Mazzah

Tegernsee Haggadah

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 200, fol. 21

Fig. 2: Displaying the Mazzah

Hileq and Bileq Haggadah South Germany, second half of the 15th century

Paris, BnF hébr. 1333, fol. 19

(Narkiss and Sed-Rajna, IJA 1978/1)

Fig. 3: Displaying the Mazzah

Bird's Head Haggadah

Franconia, c.1300

Jerusalem, IM MS 180/57

fol. 28v

(Spitzer, facsimile 1967)

 

Fig. 4: Displaying the Mazzah

Golden Haggadah

Barcelona, c.1320

London, BL Add. 27210,

fol. 44v

(Narkiss, facsimile 1970)

 

The mazzah which is held up while reciting "this mazzah …" is depicted in Sephardi and Ashkenazi haggadot of all periods. In the Ashkenazi tradition the mazzah is being held up by a man in the margins (figs. 1-3). The protrusion at the top the mazzah in the Hileq and Bileq Haggadah (fig. 2) indicates that this is the first of the three mazzot. The second mazzah would have two and the third three protrusions, as seen in the Bird's Head Haggadah of c.1300 (fig. 3). In our haggadah, besides the raised mazzah the man is holding two others (fig. 1) though these are without protrusions. By contrast, in Sephardi haggadot the large ornamental mazzah is depicted in the centre of the page (fig. 4; Narkiss 1997, pp. 15-16). 

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