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Obj. ID: 21102
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Fugger's Sefer ha-Zohar, Venice, c.1549

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,

Summary and Remarks

Yaakov ben Yosef appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31, 32, 40, 43, 49, 52, 57, 58, 62, 73; Scribe6 inBSB Cod.hebr. 22, 24, 12, 23, 62; Scribe7 inBSB Cod.hebr. 24; and Interpolator2 inthis codex only. 

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Name/Title
Fugger's Venetian Sefer ha-Zohar | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
c.1549
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
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. 48 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 48)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 270 + 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: (345-346) x (246-247) mm.
Text space: (237-239) x (136-139) mm.
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
Zohar (זוהר) up to the middle of pericope Pinhas (fols. 1-267): begins ר' חייא פתח באתי לגני אחותי כלה. 1st ed. Mantua 1558.
Codicology
Scribes
Yaakov ben Yosef (title page): fol. 1 (decorative title only) in brown ink. Scribe 6* (Scribe A**): fols. 2-267 in brown ink, except for: Scribe 7 (Interpolator A**): fol. 108v (lines 1-13) in brown ink. Interpolator 2* (Interpolator B): fol. 232 (lines 2: …יי' – 15: ...דא) in brown ink. No corrections in the margins. * Running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. ** The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript. 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, mainly in one column.
Ruling
Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines.
Pricking
None.
Quires
27 quires of 10 leaves each. Quire composition: I10 (1-10); II10 (11-20); III10 (21-30); IV10 (31-40); V10 (41-50); VI10 (51-60); VII10 (61-70); VIII10 (71-80); IX10 (81-90); X10 (91-100); XI10 (101-110); XII10 (111-120); XIII10 (121-130); XIV10 (131-140); XV10 (141-150); XVI10 (151-160); XVII10 (161-170); XVIII10 (171-180); XIX10 (181-190); XX10 (191-200); XXI10 (201-210); XXII10 (211-220); XXIII10 (221-230); XXIV10 (231-240); XXV10 (241-250); XXVI10 (251-260); XXVII10 (261-267c).
Catchwords
CCatchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left below the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribes.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
Fols. 1v, 267v, 267a, 267a verso, 267b, 267b verso, 267c, 267c 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: A trefoil flower between 'P' and '3' in the outer corner of the folio (32 mm; e.g. fols. 29, 31, 55, 129, 264): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75 (Venice, 1548, 1550); a trefoil flower between 'N' and 'C' at the outer corner of the folio (26 mm; e.g. fols. 242, 243, 247): unidentified.
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding

Green leather on wooden boards (348 x240 mm); gold-tooled similarly on front and back with a central roundel 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, and below is the letter ה. The back roundel encloses a shield which is inscribed CABALA, and the letter E below. 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 on the side 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 in the opposite cover. The leaves are gilt-edged.

 

This binding was made for Fugger by the 'Fugger's Binder' inVenice(Hobson 1999:111-112).

Watermarks of the flyleaves: The head of a bull with a third, central horn, topped by a flower, at the centre of the folio (88 mm; front cover flyleaf): unidentified. 

Decoration Program

The decoration is executed by Yaakov ben Yosef:

The title on fol. 1 is written in decorated display script. For similar titles, captions and initial words see:

BSB Cod.hebr. 10, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 15, fol. 245; Cod.hebr. 17, fol. 169; Cod.hebr. 22, fols. 1, 70, 181;

Cod.hebr. 24, fols. 165, 213; Cod.hebr.32, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 40, fols. 160, 161, 219, 219v; Cod.hebr. 52,

fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 62, fols. 1, 183.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None. Inscriptions of librarians and researchers: The numbering of the texts by Fugger’s librarians does not always correspond to their actual number in the manuscript: N0 1:1-267. However in this case they do correspond. Front pastedown, on a paper sticker: contents in Latin in brown ink by Librarian 4: Commentaria super tertio libri Moysi. Front flyleaf, verso: contents in Hebrew in brown ink by Librarian 1a: ספר זוהר דויקרא על דרך הקבלה/ ספר במדבר על דרך הקבלה. Contents in Latin characters in brown ink by Librarian 1a: Sepher Zohar deuaijkra al daeraech hakabala\ Sepher Bemidbar al daeraech hakabala. Contents in Latin in brown ink by Librarian hand 2: Zohar liber cabalisticus commentarium\ in Leuiticum Moses. Exlibris and stamps: Front pastedown: 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). Old signatures: Front cover flyleaf, verso, in red ink: 2. 41 (Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583). Front pastedown in black ink: MS. Hebr. 43. Spine, on sticker in black ink: 107 and Cod.hebr. 48 (current signature). Restoration: 23.12.1957
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
Page
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, 2015
Author of description
Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2008, 2015; 2015
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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 Foundation |
Negative/Photo. No.