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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Fugger's Sefer ha-Peli'ah, Venice, c.1549

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,

Summary and Remarks

Meir appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 7, 8, 11, 15, 27, 29, 31, 39, 44, 47, 49, 50, 54, 56, 58, 59; Scribe6 in

BSB Cod.hebr. 12, 22, 24, 62, 48.

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Name/Title
Fugger's Venetian Sefer ha-Peliah | Unknown
Object Detail
Fol. 119
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
c.1549
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 23 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 23)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 478 + 1 leaves.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Full page: (354-355) x (245-246) mm.
Text space: (238-240) x (138-141) mm (both scribes).
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
1
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Sefer ha-Peliah (ספר הפליאה; The Book of the Wonder) (fols. 1-476): begins ספר קבלה על התורה. Another copy in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 96, copied in 1553 (Kushnir-Oron 1982:40, n. 21).
Codicology
Scribes
Meir (Scribe A*): fols. 1-177v, 362-362v in dark brown ink. Scribe 6** (Scribe B): fols. 178-361v, 363-476 in dark brown ink. The text by Meir was proofread by the corrector of Fugger's group (e.g. fols. 2, 24, 28). There are no corrections in the section by Scribe 6. * The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript. ** Running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. Scribes identified by name are not numbered.
Script
The main text is written in semi-cursive Ashkenazi script.
Number of Lines
The text is written in 30 lines per page in one column
Ruling
Ruling by stylus; 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines (e.g. fols. 120, 121).
Pricking
None.
Quires
45 quires of 12 (Meir) and 10 (Scribe 6) leaves each. Quire composition: I12 (1'-11); II12 (12-23); III12 (24-35); IV12 (36-47); V12 (48-59); VI10 (60-69); VII12 (70-81); VIII12 (82-93); IX12 (94-105); X12 (106-117); XI12 (118-129); XII12 (130-141); XIII12 (142-153); XIV12 (154-165); XV12 (166-177); XVI10 (178-187); XVII10 (188-197); XVIII10 (198-207); XIX10 (208-217); XX10 (218-227); XXI10 (228-237); XXII10 (238-247); XXIII10 (248-257); XXIV10 (258-267); XXV10 (268-277); XXVI10 (278-287); XXVII10 (288-297); XXVIII10 (298-307); XXIX10 (308-317); XXX10: (318-327); XXXI10 (328-337); XXXII10 (338-347); XXXIII10 (348-357); XXXIV10 (358-367); XXXV10 (368-377); XXXVI10 (378-387); XXXVII10 (388-397); XXXVIII10 (398-407); XXXIX10 (408-417); XL10 (418-427); XLI10 (428-437); XLII10 (438-447); XLIII10 (448-457); XLIV10 (458-467); XLV10 (468-476a).
Catchwords
Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left under the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribes.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
Fols. 121v, 476v, 476a-476a verso.
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
None.
Scribal Notes
None.
Watermark
Watermarks: Trefoil flower between 'P' and '3' in the outer corner of leaves (32 mm; e.g. fols. 1', 4, 25, 43, 88, 120, 179, 213, 361, 395, 369): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75 (Venice, 1548, 1550).
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding

Dark green leather on wooden boards (354 x231 mm); gold-tooled with a central roundel on the front and

a shield on the back cover within an undulating lozenge in a large rectangle, decorated with floral motifs at the centre of each side and at the corners. The front roundel is inscribed קבלה below is the letter S and above the letter ר. The spine, blind-tooled with hatching, has four hidden cords and head and tail bands. On the edges of the front cover are vestiges of four groups of three plaited leather bands, two groups on the side edge and one each on the upper and lower edges, with corresponding holes for four nails on the edges of the back cover (for preserved bands see Cod. hebr.301). Each group of three bands terminated in a ring intended to hook over the nails on the opposite cover. The leaves are gilt-edged.

 

This binding was executed for Fugger by the 'Fugger Binder' inVenice(Hobson 1999:119-129). Similar bindings in BSB: e.g. Cod.hebr. 10, 12, 15, 62.

 

Watermarks on flyleaves: A star above an anchor within a circle at the centre of the folio (65 mm; front cover flyleaf): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Ancre 24-31 (Venice, 1556). 

Decoration Program

The decoration is executed by Meir:

  1. Jerusalemsurrounded by celestial orbs (fol. 119v).
  2. Decorative motifs: scrolls and a lion (fols. 55 and 59).
  3. Ascender shaped as a profile (fol. 87).
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None. Inscriptions of librarians and researchers: Fol. 1'v: Contents in Hebrew in brown ink by Librarian 1a: ספר קבלה על התורה, and on the left Sepher kabala al hatora. Contents in Latin by Librarian 3: Cabala super sex capita libri Genesis. Exlibris and stamps: An exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (230 x 155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab) stuck over his earlier exlibris (175 x 135 mm) of 1618, before he became Elector in 1623 (Dressler 1972:A3a-f). Old signatures: Fol. 1'v in red ink: 2. 35 (the Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583). Fol. 1'v in black ink: MS. Hebr. 23.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Dressler 1972 F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972. Harlfinger 1974-80 D. Harlfinger, Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften, Berlin 1974-1980. Hobson 1999 A. Hobson, Renaissance Book Collecting: Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, their Books and Bindings, Cambridge 1999. Sirat and Dukan, unpublished C. Sirat and M. Dukan, Etude des manuscrits hébreux"sehr inkorrekt" conservés dans la Bibliothèque de Munich (Institut des Recherche et d'histoire des Textes, CNRS, Paris), unpublished. Steinschneider 1895 M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Handschriften der K. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in München, Munich 1895.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
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Type
Condition
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.
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
Documenter
Ilona Steimann | 2008, 2014
Author of description
Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2008, 2014; 2015
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 05-2016; 2008-2015
Language Editor
Christine Evans | 2015
Donor
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen |
Negative/Photo. No.