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Obj. ID: 36176
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Museo Sefardí Benedictions Sheet for Esther Scroll, Italy, 18th century

© Museo Sefardí, Photographer: García Merino, Rebeca, -

This is a rare example of a separate benediction sheet preserved without a scroll. The decoration is composed of four arches and the spaces between them are filled with the initial and final benedictions for the Megillah reading and the complete Purim poems ארור המן ("Arur Haman") and קוראי מגילה ("Korei Megillah"). The arches are decorated with ornaments and the columns' shafts are decorated with floral motives. Additionally, small bouquets are placed between the arches. A gold frame surrounds the composition. The parchment sheet is placed on a cardboard base.

Summary and Remarks

The benedictions inscribed on separate decorated sheets were typical for Jewish communities of the Apennine Peninsula; for their examples see "Related objects".

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Name/Title
Museo Sefardí Benedictions Sheet for Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
18th century
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Collection
Spain | Toledo | Museo Sefardí
| 1416/001
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Ink and paints on parchment + cardboard
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The sheet: 280x720 mm.
The cardboard base: 4 mm (thickness).
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Condition

The sheet is preserved in good condition although paints are worn off in some places.

At present gold paint is rather brown.

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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The initial and final benedictions for the Megillah reading and the complete text of the liturgical poems for Purim ארור המן ("Arur Haman") and קוראי מגילה ("Korei Megillah")

Codicology

The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Italian-Sephardi script.

Every benediction and stanza of the poem starts with an enlarged gold word, written separately from the rest of the text.

The benedictions contain a ligature of א and ל letters. The Tetragrammaton is replaced by a composition of two letters י with an elongated and bent flag of ל letter and a leg of א letter. 

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Scribal Notes

The inscription in Hebrew: יוסף ישראל משען יצ''ו (Josef Israel Mishan) is included in a decorative "base" of the central column separating the text.

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Sources

A short description of the manuscript in Spanish and its images are available on http://ceres.mcu.es (16.10.2020).

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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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