Obj. ID: 20920
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Fugger's Sefer ha-Peli'ah, Venice, c.1549
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.
| Cod.hebr. 23 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 23)
Text space: (238-240) x (138-141) mm (both scribes).
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).
The decoration is executed by Meir:
- Jerusalemsurrounded by celestial orbs (fol. 119v).
- Decorative motifs: scrolls and a lion (fols. 55 and 59).
- Ascender shaped as a profile (fol. 87).