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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 9.1994
17th century brocade cloth fastened to the wooden boards by 13th century four metal nails in the cornes and a metal medallion with a winged angel in the center. (only one nail was left on the front cover).
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Cracow Torah fragment | Unknown
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13th century
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Genesis-Exsodus with Aramiac Targum verse by verse, punctuated and vocalized, with masorah magna and parva. Genesis 23:8 - End (fol. 48v) Exsodus 1-2:3, 8:26-14:28 (fol. 9v).
Codicology
Parchment, I 49 (two succesive leaves foliated 41) 1 (an added parchment leaf with an Exlibris, numerated I) I leaves. Foliated from left to right 48-1. Measurements: 495 x (360-365) mm, text space (306-308) x 235 mm., hight of text with massorah magna ca. 405 mm. Written in square French script in dark brown ink, in two columns (60 mm width each), massorah in light brown ink. 34 lines per page, masorah magna 2 lines on top and 3 at the bottom. Ruling by plummet, on both sides of the page, 3 35 4 horizontal and 2 3 3 1 vertical lines. Pricking is evident on all four margins. 6 quires of 8 leaves each, except for one quire after fol. 9 and text (Ex. 2:3-8:26) are missing. Catchwords for the quires are written in the lower left-hand corner of the verso of the last leaf of evry quire. The haftara title was added by a later hand in light brown ink at the beginning of each parashah.
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Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
יי' הצילני מכל רע Scribel notes: Fols. 48v, 44, 35v, 29, 19: "The Lord will delivered me out of all trouble".
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Binding
17th century brocade cloth fastened to the wooden boards by 13th century four metal nails in the cornes and a metal medallion with a winged angel in the center. (only one nail was left on the front cover).
Decoration Program
ק, ן, ץ, ך A. One initial word for the book of Exodus in display script (fol. 9v, see card). B. Catchwords for the quires are topped by a dotted triagle (fol. 1), fleur de lys (fols. 41a, 33, 25, 9) and a bird (fol. 17, see card). C. Massorah magna in geometrical shapes (e.g. fols. 25, 8, 7, see card). D. Decorated parasha signs (e.g. 13v, 7, see card, 2v). E. Text in geometrical shapes at the end of Genesis (fol. 10, see card). F. The long-legged letters in the lower line have long descenders, some are decorated (e.g. fols. 17, see card, 10v, 7v, 2v). All the decoration is made by in brown ink.
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Two added small paper leaves stuck to the inner back cover, inscribed: "Ecole Speciale des langues Orientales vivantes ... ". This inscription indicates that the ms. was written in the 13-14th century and was rebound in the 17th century. 2nd front fly leaf (foliated I): an exlibris ........................
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Documenter
| Y.L. & K.K.S. 1995
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Negative/Photo. No.
0006040