Obj. ID: 1112
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Vatican Isaac ben Shual ha-Cohen Commentaries, Germany, 14th century
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Vatican Isaac ben Shual ha-Cohen Commentaries on Pentateuch and Five Scrolls | Unknown
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Vatican | Vatican Library
| VAT. EBR. 48
| VAT. EBR. 48
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
A. Torah comentary and five megilot for Izhak b. Yehuda Halevi B. Midrashim for for five megilot C. Midrashim.
Vellum, 2 + 136 + 2 leaves, 250 x 180 mm, text space: (115-116) x (105-110)mm. Written in square Ashkenazi script, in brown ink, few lines in red. 23-24 lines per page, in ? columns. Ruling by lead, 24 horizontal and 1 + 1 vertical lines per page. Pricking is noticeable in all margins. 17 quires of 8 leaves except for VII&&2&&, XIII&&12&&, XVII&&10&&. Catchwords are written at the lower left-hand corner of the verso of the last folio of each quire.
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Scribe name יצחק emphasized in the text, sometimes the word סופר is added in the margin (ie. fols. 14, 19v-20, 44, 65v). Fol. 55: הסופר נקרא יצחק בר' שועל הכהן Written in a circle next to the word appearing in the text Fol. 125v: יצחק בר' השועל
A. Initial words with frings (e.g. fols. 1, 6, 66, 103v, 104, 104v: red crude frings, 108, 110v: in red, 112, 114, 116, 116v).
B. Initial words, either with or without frings, are written against a plane green panel (eg. fols. 1, 6, 25, 41, 44, 75, 120v).
C. Catchwords are sorrounded by a crude decoration (e.g. fols. 8v, 24v, 32v, 58v, 66v, 110v).
Main Surveys & Excavations
ALEPH 0014085 Hebrew Manuscripts in the Vatican Library: Catalogue. Compiled by the staff of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem; edited by Benjamin Richler; paleographical and codicological descriptions Malachi Beit-Arie in collaboration with Nurit Pasternak. Citta del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008, pp. 34-35.
Yael Zirlin | 1982-1984
Author of description
Michal Sternthal | 2015
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