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Fol. 28v:

In the centre of the outer margin there is a drawing of a womb-like object, executed in brown? ink. It is flanked by two semi-circles shaped as ovaries, each one enclosing the number 390. Above the drawing there is an inscription, probably by the original scribe: "Male and female in gematria [numerology] are androgynos" (זכר ונקבה בגימ' אנדרוגינוס). The numerical values of the letters in the Hebrew words "male and female" and in the word "androgynos" add up to the sum of 390.

The drawing is related to the main text: "Male and female in gematria androginos teaches that he created him with two faces…" (זכר ונקבה בגימטרי' אנדרוגינוס ממלמד שבראו שתי פרצופין...)and was probably executed in the 16th century.

 

 

Name/Title
Miscellany (Shmuel ben Yaakov Gema (?), Reishit ha-Lekakh and Yitzhak ben Yehudah Halevi, Pa'ne'ah Raza (excerpt)) | Unknown
Object Detail
Fol.28v
Date
15th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. hebr. 153 (Schwartz, No. 43)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Parchment, ink
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
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
Urban significance
Significance Rating
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Ilona Steimann | 21.11.05
Researcher
Ilona Steimann | 23.11.05
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal |
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
M001074