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Munich double Evronot book, Fol. 14.
Name/Title
Munich double Evronot book | Unknown
Object Detail
Fol. 14
Date
MS I: 1677; MS II: 1566
Community
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 394 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 394)
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Material/Technique
Material Sdivucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Subgroup
Hallmark Identification
Hallmark Group Classification
Hallmark Reference
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Condition
Condition
Biography
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Photographer
Unknown
Photograph Date
Negative/ Photo. No.
digital
Documenter
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Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Language Editor
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Description

Hand Chart (לוח יד): The Hand Chart is an alternative method for indicating the time of change of the tekufah (seasons) in ordinary and leap years by using the palm and knuckles of the hand. The hour of the day of the tekufah is abbreviated on each of the four fingertips (left to right): ר"י (12 noon, (רוב יום, מ"י (6am, lesser day, מיעוט יום), ר"ל (6pm, most night, רוב לילה), מ"ל (12 midnight, מיעוט לילה). The joints of the four fingers are numbered א-ז (1-7) for a total 28-year cycle (Mahzor Gadol). Four of the 28 joints comprise one of the four seasons (Nisan, Tishrei, Tammuz, Tevet) and also the She'ila (שאלת מטר), the day on which Jews begin reciting the prayer for rain Ve-Ten Tal U-Matar (ותן טל ומטר). The thumb and the palm are inscribed with acronyms and other mnemonic devices.

At the end of the instructions the scribe also copied the warning about the ineffectiveness of the system: אבל לא תסמוך על זה החשבון כי רוב פעמים אינו מכוון בגורל (But do not trust this system for at most times it is not compatible with chance), perhaps referring to miscalculations (Straus 2006:21-24; Carlebach 2008:43).

The elaborate Hand occupies almost the full page, showing in both manuscripts the open left hand. The fingers, nails and palm in MS I:14 are outlined in yellow ochre, orange and green, and the decorated cuff around the wrist is in deep red and blue.

Panel measurements: MS I:14, Hand: 132 x (40-80) mm.

Material & Technique: MS I:14: Brown ink, red, blue, orange, green and yellow ochre.


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With the support of
Municipality of Vienna, Cultural Affairs and Science
and

Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna