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Fol. 11v: A stag in a pulpit is preaching to the ox, ram and fox. The caption above reads: “Image of the stag expounding, standing before all and preaching” (צורת הצבי מפרש, ובפני הכל עומד ודורש; Loewe 2004, I:89).

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Munich Meshal ha-Kadmoni | Unknown
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Fol. 11v
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Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 107 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 107)
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Depicting the stag as the preacher rather than the fox, reverses the role of the stag with that of the devious animal (Gronemann 2006, I:191-192).

For depictions of the same subject in the other 15th-century copies of Meshal ha-Kadmoni see Appendix 1: line 11. For other iconographical examples see fig. 1-2:

   

Fig. 1: Aesop's Fables, Woodcut, 1479. Verona, Bibl. Capitolare, fol. 1.

(Gronemann 2006, II:fig. 152)  

Fig. 2: Misericord, England, Ripon Cathedral, 15th century.

(Gronemann 2006, II:fig. 153)  

 

For the Rothschild Miscellany, see IJA 1982/1/99.

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