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The text of the Five scrolls are written in shaped-text in micrography forming a symmetrical composition of a stylized tree with branches spreading all over the sheet (whole page). The text is in brown ink and decoration in sepia of the same tonality. The decorated Latin title of the sheet - Sacra ex scriptura quinque libros totaliter leges descriptors  ("Holy Scriptures of Five books full Law? Descriptions") is written in burnished gold display letters on a blue ground. Each scroll opens with a Latin title written in display script filled with geometrical and floral motifs in spared ground technique. Thin golden line frames the sheet and each of the five main sections of the text. The decoration in the text includes:

 

  1. Five text illustrations each within a bell-shaped cartouche framed by thin golden line, are integrated into the micrography text, three on top and two at the bottom of the sheet, as follows: King Solomon handing down a piece of paper (top right); Solomon's Judgment (top center); Ruth and Boaz (top left); Haman leading Mordecai and Haman and his ten sons hanged (bottom right); Esther in front of Ahasuerus and Bigthan and Teresh hanged (bottom left).
  2. Two historiated initial letters for the books of Ruth (deer hunt) and Song of Songs (landscape ofVienna).

 

 

Name/Title
Herlingen's Five scrolls of 1733 | Unknown
Object Detail
full sheet
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Date
1733
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Unknown| The Viennese school of Jewish book illumination of
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Ruling
Pricking
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Façade (main)
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Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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M001225