Collection ID: 0021 | Metadata type: TEI

Hebrew MS 31 Sefer Mitsvot Qatan, and other works

Title

Sefer Mitsvot Qatan, and other works

Authors

Other related names

Call number

Hebrew MS 31
(Manchester, United Kingdom, University of Manchester, University of Manchester Library, Hebrew Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

University of Manchester Library

Language

Hebrew

Origin

Place (Brabant) and date of production of the manuscript could be the same as the ones indicated in the divorce document on folio 42b; if so, the manuscript would have been produced in the city of טרטא possibly near the rivers Dijle (?) and Meuse (?) [על נהר דילא ... על נהר מזא], in <date calendar="AM" when="1346-01-27">25 Shevat 5106 (= 27 January 1346)</date>. The other placename mentioned, פטרא, is that of the place where the intended divorcee Judith presently lives. The decoration, which shows typical elements of mid-fourteenth-century gothic illuminations of Western Ashkenaz (Rhineland, Meuse area or Brabant) book-painting, confirms this dating. The flower motives of the frontispiece on fol. 1r, for example, as well as the monkey, the profusion of marginal grotesques and hybrids invite to relate this manuscript to the Codex Levy 19 of Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, dated 1309 from Brussels; c. 1346
Place
Netherlands

Summary

This illuminated Ashkenazi manuscript was possibly produced in the Duchy of Brabant around 1346. The main text is The Gates of Exile, also known as the Small Book of Commandments, of Isaac ben Joseph of Corbeil, a thirteenth-century compendium of halakhah in which the legal material is enlivened by homilies, parables and stories. The glosses that Isaac's pupil, Perez ben Elijah, supplied for the work are recorded in the manuscript in a smaller script. It is followed by The Gates of Düren of Isaac ben Meir of Düren, dealing with the dietary laws (kashrut). A certain Berachiah ben Samuel copied the texts for Eliezer ben Yequtiel.

Notes

Extent

Ii+119+ii; 242 x 173 mm

Foliation

Modern pencil foliation, Arabic numerals, top outer corner of side a of each folio

Collation

1-8 (8), 9 (6), 10 (10), 11-13 (8), 14 (14), 15 (1, +1)

Support

Parchment

Binding

Brown leather binding, with gold-tooled floral border design on front and back boards; gold-tooled flowers and ספר [...] on spine; coloured fore, top and bottom edges to produced a marbled effect; sewn on six raised cords

Layout

  • Three columns with 40 written lines (except for folios 42b, 45b, 117b-119a); ink ruling on folios 71-80; lead pencil ruling in the rest of the codex; prickings visible on folios 71-79
  • Decoration

    The decoration was executed by three different hands: Hand A: Six full-page frontispieces at the main divisions (folios 1a, 7b, 32a, 52b, 87b, 109a); all initial words that are rubricated and surrounded by violet pen-drawn filigree panels; pen-drawn scrolls issuing from the filigree; panels are prolongated in the margins, ending in anthropomorphic hybrids and marginal illustrations of animal fables; Hand B: The painted frontispiece on folio 77b; the filigree ornaments and marginal figures on folios 71a-79a and 112b; Hand C: a later (German Ashkenazi) hand has added some colors to a few extant marginal pen-drawings and the text illustrations on folio 105a

    Script

  • Ashkenazi square script
  • Ashkenazi semi-cursive
  • Colophon

    Colophon to Sefer Mitsvot Qatan on f.104a

    Provenance

    Subjects topical

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    Table of contents

    Decorations

    Images


    Front cover
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    Inside front cover
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    Flyleaf 1a
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    Flyleaf 1b
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    Flyleaf 2a
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    Flyleaf 2b
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    1a
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    Section: Sefer Mitsvot Qatan, or Small Books of Commandments, by Isaac ben Joseph of Corbeil [ff.1a-107b]. This text has altenative titles, 'Ammude ha-golah, Pillars of the Exile, and עמודי הגולה. The named scribe is Berachiah ben Samuel, and the patron was Eliezer ben Yequtiel. Also, Haggahot al Sefer Mitsvot Qatan, or Glosses on the Small Books of Commandments, by Perez of Corbeil.
    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-words לידע on a blue painted panel with white branches and white and yellow flowers growing from a gilded vase. A monkey sits on the left and a hare on the right. The panel is divided by four gilded pillars; from each pillar grows a tree. Above the pillar are gothic style arches; the middle arch has a green leaf. The text of the page is enframed. The frame has painted pink, blue, green and gilded compartments. Out of the frame grow a branch with leaves (left centre, left corner and bottom centre), acorns (right corner) and a branch with leaves on which sits a bird (right centre). In the left margin stands a male figure. On the bottom of the frame sit a dragon spitting fire and a dog with one paw lifted. The text space has three initial-words decorated with penwork.

    1b
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    Decoration: One initial-word in green with blue penwork. The penwork shows three figures: two animal heads (top and right bottom) and a male bearded head (bottom left).

    2a
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    Decoration: Four initial-words in red decorate with violet penwork. Four dragon heads in violet penwork and one female figure with a headdress.

    2b
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    Decoration: A dog hunting a hare, executed in violet penwork.

    3a
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    Decoration: Top and bottom: large fish in violet penwork and several leaf-motifs. Three initial-words in red with a panel of violet penwork.

    3b
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    Decoration: Hunter shooting an arrow at a squirrel, in violet penwork.

    4a
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    Decoration: Dog hunting a hare, in violet penwork.

    4b
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    Decoration: A dragon in violet penwork, his tail ending in a branch with a leaf.

    5a
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    Decoration: Grotesque figures in violet penwork: two male faces, one wearing a medieval hat. A face en profil and a dressed animal. Initial-word in red with violet penwork decoration.

    5b
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    Decoration: Grotesque figures in violet penwork: head of woman wearing a headdress, four human faces, bird, two dragon heads. Six initial-words in red with violet penwork decoration.

    6a
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    Decoration: Three grotesque dragon heads in violet penwork. Four initial-words in red with violet penwork decoration.

    6b
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    Decoration: Several animal figures in violet penwork: fox and dragon (bottom), a hare (right), human face (top). Eight initial-words in red with violet penwork decoration. Four of the penwork initial-word panels are decorated with a human face en profil.

    7a
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    Decoration: Grotesques in violet penwork: woman with a headdress (bottom), two dragon heads (top). One initial-word in red with violet penwork decoration.

    7b
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    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-words לאבד ע''ז on a painted panel consisting of four compartments: two blue squares with white lozenges, two pink squares with white squares. The panel has a gilded frame with gilded studs on top. The text of the page is enframed by a frame consisting of several compartments with alternating colours: gilded, pink and blue. Painted decorations on the frame: dragon (top left), floral motifs (centre left), dog (bottom left), bird on branch (bottom centre), hare (bottom right), bird on branch (centre of right margin), dragon (top). The text has several initial-words in red with violet penwork decoration; one human face.

    8a
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    Decoration: Three human faces in violet penwork: woman with headdress (bottom), two men with medieval hats (top). On the internal margin a hare on a hill with foliage. Four initial-words in red with violet penwork decoration.

    8b
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork: male head with foliage (bottom left), dressed animal (bottom right), head of woman with headdress (top right), dragon head (top left), two human faces en profil (centre). Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    9a
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork: head of woman with headdress (bottom left), bald male head (bottom right), dragon head (top right), fish (top left). Four red initial-word with decorated panels of violet penwork, two human faces en profil.

    9b
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    Decoration: Grotesques in violet penwork: two lionesque figures (bottom), two dragon heads (top). Seven red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    10a
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    Decoration: Figures and grotesques in violet penwork: male head with headdress and male bearded head (bottom), long fish (centre), one dragon head, one head of a hare and bird with flowers (top). Nine red initial-words decorated with violet penwork.

    10b
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    Decoration: Grotesques in violet penwork: bishop and animal head (bottom), long fish (centre right), goat and male bearded head (top). Eight red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    11a
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    Decoration: Dog hunting a hare in violet penwork.

    11b
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    Decoration: Bearded man and dragon (bottom); head of man wearing medieval hat in violet penwork. One red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    12a
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    Decoration: Animal head (bottom); bird on leaf (right); dragon head (top) in violet penwork. Seven red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    12b
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    Decoration: Two birds sitting on foliage in violet penwork.

    13a
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    Decoration: Dragon head (left); foliage (bottom) in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    13b
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads; a fish; foliage in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration, one human face en profil.

    14a
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    Decoration: Dog looking at hare in violet penwork with words.

    14b
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    Decoration: Grotesque figure in violet penwork: birdlike creature with feathers and very long neck, wearing a medieval hat. Its tail ends in a grotesque face.

    15a
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    Decoration: Fish, dragon head (bottom) and leaf (top) in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    15b
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    Decoration: Lion in violet penwork.

    16a
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    Decoration: Lion in violet penwork.

    16b
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    Decoration: Animal grotesque, human face and foliage in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    17a
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    Decoration: Dragon in violet penwork; his tail ends in a branch with leaves.

    17b
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    Decoration: Human head with medieval hat (bottom); dragon head (top) in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    18a
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    Decoration: Dragon in violet penwork; his tail ends in a branch with leaves.

    18b
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads and a human face in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    19a
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    19b
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    Decoration: Small dragon in violet penwork; his tail ends in a branch with leaves.

    20a
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    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork.

    20b
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    Decoration: Peacock in violet penwork, very roughly coloured in with green paint.

    21a
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads and a human face in violet penwork. Seven red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    21b
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    Decoration: Two dragon heads, human winged face and fish with foliage in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    22a
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    Decoration: Dragon head with foliage; male face with medieval hat; bearded male face in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    22b
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    Decoration: Dragon in violet penwork.

    23a
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    Decoration: Two birds sitting on foliage in violet penwork.

    23b
    5963_0051.tif (86.3 MB)
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    Decoration: Running dog in violet penwork ; the hare he hunts is depicted on the opposite page.

    24a
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    Decoration: Running hare in violet penwork; the dog he is hunted by is depicted on the opposite page.

    24b
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    Decoration: Three-headed dragon in violet penwork with foliage.

    25a
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    25b
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    Decoration: A winged human face; a dragon head; a human face en profil in violet penwork. Three red initial-letters with violet penwork decoration.

    26a
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    Decoration: Hare hunt in violet penwork: hunter (far left) blows a horn, dog (centre) runs after the hare (right), tree.

    26b
    5963_0057.tif (86.6 MB)
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    Decoration: Dragon head; foliage; head of a man wearing a medieval hat in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    27a
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    Decoration: Two two-headed dragons with foliage in violet penwork; the tails with their extra heads are intertwined.

    27b
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork, clockwise from top left: woman's head wearing headdress; male head; bird sitting on plant; dragon head. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    28a
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    Decoration: Two grotesques in violet penwork: a male figure shooting an arrow (bottom); head of a woman wearing a headdress (top). Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    28b
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    Decoration: Two dragon heads (bottom and top right); pointing male figure (bottom left) in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    29a
    5963_0062.tif (86.4 MB)
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    Decoration: Reading female figure with headdress (bottom), possibly male figure with tallit; dragon head (top) in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    29b
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    Decoration: Two dragon heads (bottom); centaur piercing a dragon head with a lance (top), human face en profil in violet penwork. Eight red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    30a
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    Decoration: Male head wearing chaperon (bottom); bearded male head with long ears (top) in violet penwork. Four red-initial words with violet penwork decorations; several en profile faces.

    30b
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork: male head, mouse head and dog head (bottom); two dragon heads and an animal head (top). Eleven red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    31a
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork: two dragon heads (bottom and top left); long-beaked bird head (top right); three en profile male heads (right). Nine red initial-words decorated with violet penwork; several en profile faces.

    31b
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    Decoration: Four dragon heads with foliage in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    32a
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    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-word לעשות on a painted panel consisting of four compartments: two pink squares; one with a dragon and one with small squares; two blue squares; one with a dragon and one with small squares. The panel has a gilded frame with gilded buds growing from its top. The painted frame at the left and bottom of the text consists of blue, pink and gilded compartments. Several painted figures are depicted. Left: a dragon, a bird, foliage. Bottom: a dog running, a man beating a drum. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    32b
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    33a
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    Decoration: Three violet penwork figures: bird on a branch (left); a small dragon biting its own body (bottom) and a bird with a nest and two baby birds (right).

    33b
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads, one human face of violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork.

    34a
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    Decoration: Male head, dragon and male head wearing a chaperon in violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork.

    34b
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    Decoration: Dragon head; head of a woman wearing a headdress in violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork.

    35a
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    Decoration: Figure playing a bagpipe (bottom); fish (top) of violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork; human face en profil.

    35b
    5963_0075.tif (85.4 MB)
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    Decoration: Several grotesques in violet penwork. Bottom: dog head; male winged head; bird on a leaf. Top and right: three dragon heads. Five red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    36a
    5963_0076.tif (85.6 MB)
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    Decoration: Four dragon heads; a hog head; a dog head in violet penwork. Six red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    36b
    5963_0077.tif (85.6 MB)
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    Decoration: Two grotesque animal heads, one dragon head, one male head. Six red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several faces en profil.

    37a
    5963_0078.tif (85.4 MB)
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    Decoration: Four human faces in violet penwork: two ladies wearing a headdress (bottom); two men, one wearing a medieval hat (top). Small animal head on the internal margin. Seven red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    37b
    5963_0079.tif (85.9 MB)
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    Decoration: Two violet penwork figures: bird sitting on a branch (top); man killing a bird with a sling (bottom).

    38a
    5963_0080.tif (85.6 MB)
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    Decoration: Bottom: woman with cap, armed figure with helmet; top: woman, bearded face in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    38b
    5963_0081.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0081_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
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    Decoration: Female centaur with headdress playing a citer, in violet penwork.

    39a
    5963_0082.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0082_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
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    Decoration: Female centaur with headdress in violet penwork.

    39b
    5963_0083.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0083_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
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    Decoration: Griffin with a male head wears a medieval hat, in violet penwork.

    40a
    5963_0084.tif (85.9 MB)
    5963_0084_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
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    Decoration: Male figure with two cups (bottom); male figure with headdress and food (?) in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    40b
    5963_0085.tif (85.9 MB)
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    Decoration: Several figures in violet penwork: centaur beating a drum (bottom); bird with foliage (right and left); two figures fighting each other, the right figure has a falchion as weapon and the left figure a rapier (top).

    41a
    5963_0086.tif (85.5 MB)
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    Decoration: A male figure with a cap and two birds with foliage, in violet penwork.

    41b
    5963_0087.tif (86.7 MB)
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    Decoration: Two birds with foliage; two-headed dragon; male head with medieval hat in violet penwork.

    42a
    5963_0088.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0088_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
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    Decoration: Dragon; dressed animal; male head hearing a chaperon; foliage in violet penwork.

    42b
    5963_0089.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0089_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    5963_0089_web.jpg (326.0 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with human faces and foliage in violet penwork.

    43a
    5963_0090.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0090_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
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    Decoration: Owl sitting in a tree; dog hunting a hare in violet penwork.

    43b
    5963_0091.tif (86.7 MB)
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    Decoration: Owl sitting in a tree; dog digging out a hole; griffin with a male face wearing a medieval hat in violet penwork.

    44a
    5963_0092.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0092_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
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    Decoration: Three dragon heads, two wearing headdresses in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    44b
    5963_0093.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0093_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
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    Decoration: Two birds with foliage in violet penwork.

    45a
    5963_0094.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0094_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
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    Decoration: Two dragons connected by a human head in violet penwork.

    45b
    5963_0095.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0095_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0095_web.jpg (355.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads; one animal head in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    46a
    5963_0096.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0096_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0096_web.jpg (346.2 KB)
    Decoration: Three dragon heads, two male figures (one bald and one bearded) in violet penwork. Four red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    46b
    5963_0097.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0097_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0097_web.jpg (334.9 KB)
    Decoration: Head of a woman with headdress; bird in nest; animal head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    47a
    5963_0098.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0098_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0098_web.jpg (331.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon (bottom) and small dragon (top) in violet penwork.

    47b
    5963_0099.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0099_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0099_web.jpg (340.0 KB)
    Decoration: Four dragon heads in violet penwork. One red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    48a
    5963_0100.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0100_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0100_web.jpg (323.3 KB)
    Decoration: Animal with female face wearing a headdress (left); dragon (right); animal with foliage (top) in violet penwork.

    48b
    5963_0101.tif (85.9 MB)
    5963_0101_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
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    Decoration: Dragon with three heads in violet penwork; one head bites in the body.

    49a
    5963_0102.tif (85.3 MB)
    5963_0102_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0102_web.jpg (331.7 KB)
    Decoration: Three dragon heads; one dog head in red penwork. Two black initial-words with red penwork decoration.

    49b
    5963_0103.tif (85.8 MB)
    5963_0103_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0103_web.jpg (333.3 KB)
    Decoration: Long-beaked bird wearing a chaperon; dragon with a human face wearing a medieval hat in violet penwork. The figures are roughly coloured in with green paint.

    50a
    5963_0104.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0104_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0104_web.jpg (317.7 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon in violet penwork, its body coloured green.

    50b
    5963_0105.tif (87.0 MB)
    5963_0105_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0105_web.jpg (314.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage in violet penwork.

    51a
    5963_0106.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0106_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0106_web.jpg (301.8 KB)
    Decoration: Two dog heads with a bone in their mouths; a hare eating foliage in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    51b
    5963_0107.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0107_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0107_web.jpg (322.9 KB)
    Decoration: Two two-headed dragons with foliage, in violet penwork; the tails with their extra heads are intertwined.

    52a
    5963_0108.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0108_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0108_web.jpg (331.1 KB)
    Decoration: A dog hunting a hare in violet penwork.

    52b
    5963_0109.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0109_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
    5963_0109_web.jpg (410.2 KB)
    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-word לשחוט on a painted panel consisting of four compartments: two pink and two blue, all compartments with small white squares. It has a gilded frame. The painted frame surrounding the text consists of gilded, blue and pink compartments. Several painted figures are depicted: twice a dog with foliage (bottom and top); twice a hare (bottom and top) and a bird (right). Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    53a
    5963_0110.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0110_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
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    53b
    5963_0111.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0111_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0111_web.jpg (354.3 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads; long-beaked bird eating a fish; a dog head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    54a
    5963_0112.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0112_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0112_web.jpg (329.1 KB)
    Decoration: Three dragon heads, one wearing a female headdress, in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    54b
    5963_0113.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0113_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0113_web.jpg (301.0 KB)
    Decoration: Dressed bird figure; goat head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    55a
    5963_0114.tif (86.3 MB)
    5963_0114_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0114_web.jpg (328.1 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads in red penwork; human head in violet penwork. One red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; one black initial-word with red penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    55b
    5963_0115.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0115_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0115_web.jpg (371.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage and a bird in violet penwork. The bird has a little red colour in its head.

    56a
    5963_0116.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0116_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0116_web.jpg (357.7 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon; its tail ending in a bird head wearing a cap; foliage with a bird in violet penwork.

    56b
    5963_0117.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0117_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0117_web.jpg (377.1 KB)
    Decoration: Head of woman with headdress and a bit of clothing; dragon head; head of woman with headdress of violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    57a
    5963_0118.tif (84.7 MB)
    5963_0118_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0118_web.jpg (309.3 KB)
    Decoration: Hare and bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    57b
    5963_0119.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0119_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0119_web.jpg (362.5 KB)
    Decoration: Three-headed dragon in violet penwork.

    58a
    5963_0120.tif (84.4 MB)
    5963_0120_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0120_web.jpg (306.8 KB)
    Decoration: Lion with a dog in his mouth, in violet penwork.

    58b
    5963_0121.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0121_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0121_web.jpg (335.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two human heads; dragon head; dog head in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    59a
    5963_0122.tif (85.0 MB)
    5963_0122_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0122_web.jpg (285.2 KB)
    Decoration: Human figure playing a flute; dragon head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    59b
    5963_0123.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0123_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    5963_0123_web.jpg (335.7 KB)
    Decoration: Wolf with a sheep in his mouth, in violet penwork. The wolf and sheep are slightly coloured in with black and grey.

    60a
    5963_0124.tif (84.7 MB)
    5963_0124_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0124_web.jpg (344.5 KB)
    Decoration: Grotesque human figure blowing a trumpet; a hare head eating a leaf; several male heads en profile in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    60b
    5963_0125.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0125_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0125_web.jpg (322.0 KB)
    Decoration: Dog catching a hare in violet penwork.

    61a
    5963_0126.tif (84.6 MB)
    5963_0126_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0126_web.jpg (287.0 KB)
    Decoration: Horse with a tree in violet penwork.

    61b
    5963_0127.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0127_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0127_web.jpg (312.5 KB)
    Decoration: A fox blowing a trumpet in violet penwork; he is coloured orange.

    62a
    5963_0128.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0128_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0128_web.jpg (291.9 KB)
    Decoration: Horse head; two animal heads in violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork; human face en profil.

    62b
    5963_0129.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0129_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0129_web.jpg (326.9 KB)
    Decoration: Head of a woman wearing a headdress; female figure with headdress blowing a trumpet in violet penwork. Red initial-word decorated with violet penwork.

    63a
    5963_0130.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0130_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0130_web.jpg (297.8 KB)
    Decoration: Two female heads with headdresses; two grotesque male bearded faces in violet penwork. Four red initial-words decorated with violet penwork.

    63b
    5963_0131.tif (85.5 MB)
    5963_0131_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0131_web.jpg (322.1 KB)
    Decoration: Long-beaked bird head; dragon head eating an animal (hare?); dragon head; dragon head eating a fish in violet penwork. Two red initial-words decorated with violet penwork; human face en profil.

    64a
    5963_0132.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0132_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0132_web.jpg (301.0 KB)
    Decoration: Dog licking his genitals in violet penwork.

    64b
    5963_0133.tif (85.1 MB)
    5963_0133_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0133_web.jpg (309.8 KB)
    Decoration: Lion catching a sheep in violet penwork. The lion has a red tongue.

    65a
    5963_0134.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0134_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0134_web.jpg (293.3 KB)
    Decoration: Dog catching a chicken in violet penwork. Parts of the chicken are coloured red.

    65b
    5963_0135.tif (85.1 MB)
    5963_0135_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0135_web.jpg (319.6 KB)

    66a
    5963_0136.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0136_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    5963_0136_web.jpg (308.0 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork.

    66b
    5963_0137.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0137_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0137_web.jpg (295.6 KB)
    Decoration: Animal playing a flute in violet penwork.

    67a
    5963_0138.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0138_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    5963_0138_web.jpg (286.3 KB)
    Decoration: Winged male head; dragon head; woman with headdress and an animal body in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    67b
    5963_0139.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0139_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0139_web.jpg (303.3 KB)
    Decoration: Three bearded male heads, one of them a grotesque; a bird; two women heads wearing a headdress in violet penwork. Five red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    68a
    5963_0140.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0140_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0140_web.jpg (286.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two hares escaping to their lair in violet penwork.

    68b
    5963_0141.tif (85.3 MB)
    5963_0141_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0141_web.jpg (338.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed animal with two human heads in violet penwork.

    69a
    5963_0142.tif (86.4 MB)
    5963_0142_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0142_web.jpg (330.0 KB)
    Decoration: A monkey with a coconut in violet penwork.

    69b
    5963_0143.tif (85.5 MB)
    5963_0143_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0143_web.jpg (335.2 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork; one of the heads bites its own body. One of the heads is a male grotesque face.

    70a
    5963_0144.tif (86.4 MB)
    5963_0144_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0144_web.jpg (328.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork; one head has the face of a hare.

    70b
    5963_0145.tif (85.3 MB)
    5963_0145_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0145_web.jpg (333.9 KB)
    Decoration: Male figure in violet penwork; female head wearing a headdress with an animal body in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    71a
    5963_0146.tif (85.9 MB)
    5963_0146_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    5963_0146_web.jpg (318.2 KB)
    Decoration: Red initial-word with red, blue and green penwork decoration: foliage, a running dog's body with a hand where his head should be. A dragon head, a human face and foliage.

    71b
    5963_0147.tif (86.4 MB)
    5963_0147_thumb.jpg (4.5 KB)
    5963_0147_web.jpg (287.4 KB)

    72a
    5963_0148.tif (87.2 MB)
    5963_0148_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0148_web.jpg (345.2 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with two fighting heads in blue penwork. Human faces in red and blue penwork. Three initial-words with coloured backgrounds.

    72b
    5963_0149.tif (85.9 MB)
    5963_0149_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0149_web.jpg (304.8 KB)
    Decoration: Animal with short sword and buckler in red penwork; two goats sticking out their tongues in red penwork. Green initial-word on red panel decorated with blue, green and red penwork.

    73a
    5963_0150.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0150_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    5963_0150_web.jpg (323.7 KB)
    Decoration: Six initial-words in different colours decorated with violet, green, red and yellow penwork. Bird biting a snake; dog sticking out his tongue; hooded animal; grotesque animal head.

    73b
    5963_0151.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0151_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0151_web.jpg (296.9 KB)
    Decoration: Two initial-words in blue with a yellow and a green panel. Decorated with red, green, yellow and blue penwork. Yellow snake with dragon head; small dragon with fish head; hand holding a bird; winged male head.

    74a
    5963_0152.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0152_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0152_web.jpg (319.7 KB)
    Decoration: Five initial-words in different colours decorated with green, red, yellow and purple penwork. Bird with another animal head; dragon biting its own leg; foliage; dragon eating a fish; hog.

    74b
    5963_0153.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0153_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0153_web.jpg (293.7 KB)
    Decoration: Green initial-word in red panel decorated with red penwork. A bird head with two dragon bodies; dragon head eating an animal; man's face wearing a medieval hat.

    75a
    5963_0154.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0154_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0154_web.jpg (312.0 KB)
    Decoration: Two initial-words in different colours decorated with violet penwork. Animal body with a tree growing from its neck; dog head and human face with medieval hat in the tree.

    75b
    5963_0155.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0155_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    5963_0155_web.jpg (248.7 KB)

    76a
    5963_0156.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0156_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    5963_0156_web.jpg (266.6 KB)

    76b
    5963_0157.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0157_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    5963_0157_web.jpg (277.4 KB)

    77a
    5963_0158.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0158_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0158_web.jpg (324.9 KB)

    77b
    5963_0159.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0159_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
    5963_0159_web.jpg (416.1 KB)
    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-words לתת נבילה on a pink painted panel with green ranks and small red flowers. On the panel stand two painted birds. The text has two green painted bars on its sides and a blue bar at the bottom. The two green bars turn into fruit trees with gilded fruits at the top of the page. The blue bar is wrapped round with red and green painted branches. The following painted figures can be seen in the margins: a hare spying on a dog (left); a bird eating a plant and a monkey (right). In the text are four initial-words in the colours red, green, black, blue and violet decorated with green, blue and red penwork.

    78a
    5963_0160.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0160_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0160_web.jpg (308.1 KB)
    Decoration: Mermaid with animal ears; male figure blowing a trumpet, small medallion with a bird in red penwork. Green initial-word with red penwork decoration.

    78b
    5963_0161.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0161_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0161_web.jpg (272.5 KB)
    Decoration: Two fish; goat's head; sheep's head in violet penwork. Green initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    79a
    5963_0162.tif (86.3 MB)
    5963_0162_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0162_web.jpg (285.8 KB)
    Decoration: A vase; a fish; four animal heads wearing caps in violet penwork. Blue initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    79b
    5963_0163.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0163_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    5963_0163_web.jpg (262.7 KB)

    80a
    5963_0164.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0164_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    5963_0164_web.jpg (284.9 KB)

    80b
    5963_0165.tif (86.3 MB)
    5963_0165_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    5963_0165_web.jpg (292.9 KB)

    81a
    5963_0166.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0166_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0166_web.jpg (346.9 KB)
    Decoration: Fish; a bird; grotesque head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    81b
    5963_0167.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0167_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0167_web.jpg (342.1 KB)
    Decoration: Kangaroo-like animal; its tail ending in an animal head with foliage; a human face on its belly; it has a winged human face made in violet penwork.

    82a
    5963_0168.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0168_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0168_web.jpg (365.5 KB)
    Decoration: Two male heads wearing medieval hats; two animal heads in violet penwork. Five red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    82b
    5963_0169.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0169_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0169_web.jpg (305.9 KB)
    Decoration: Human head and two animal heads in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    83a
    5963_0170.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0170_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0170_web.jpg (328.5 KB)
    Decoration: Armed figure with falchion; bearded male head; dragon head; male figure with outstretched arm in violet penwork. Eight red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    83b
    5963_0171.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0171_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0171_web.jpg (308.8 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon with three heads in violet penwork.

    84a
    5963_0172.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0172_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0172_web.jpg (336.7 KB)
    Decoration: Male head with headdress and four legs; standing monkey in violet penwork.

    84b
    5963_0173.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0173_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0173_web.jpg (309.1 KB)
    Decoration: Six red initial-words with violet penwork decoration. With three grotesque human heads and two dragon heads.

    85a
    5963_0174.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0174_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0174_web.jpg (317.3 KB)
    Decoration: Ten red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    85b
    5963_0175.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0175_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0175_web.jpg (311.5 KB)
    Decoration: Four-headed dragon; bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    86a
    5963_0176.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0176_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0176_web.jpg (318.6 KB)
    Decoration: Dog getting ready to attack a hare; bird sitting in a tree in violet penwork.

    86b
    5963_0177.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0177_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0177_web.jpg (294.8 KB)
    Decoration: Three animal heads in violet penwork. Four red initial-words with violet penwork decoration.

    87a
    5963_0178.tif (87.0 MB)
    5963_0178_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0178_web.jpg (341.3 KB)
    Decoration: Female figure with a dress and headdress holding a cookie (?); woman's head with headdress in violet ink. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    87b
    5963_0179.tif (87.7 MB)
    5963_0179_thumb.jpg (7.4 KB)
    5963_0179_web.jpg (451.2 KB)
    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-word לעשות on a panel consisting of four painted rectangles. Two are blue with small squares; two are pink with dragons. The painted frame surrounding the text consists of blue, gilded and pink compartments. The following painted figures are depicted: dog hunting a hare (bottom); hunter blowing a horn; bird (right); running dog (top). Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    88a
    5963_0180.tif (87.5 MB)
    5963_0180_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0180_web.jpg (417.6 KB)
    Decoration: Four human faces (one female with headdress) in violet penwork. Two red initial-words decorated with violet penwork.

    88b
    5963_0181.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0181_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    5963_0181_web.jpg (359.5 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon head; male figure playing a citer; woman head with headdress in violet penwork. Two red initial-words decorated with violet penwork.

    89a
    5963_0182.tif (87.0 MB)
    5963_0182_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0182_web.jpg (349.6 KB)
    Decoration: Bird head; two dressed male figures; bird with foliage; fully armed man with a falchion, buckler and hauberk in violet penwork. Two red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    89b
    5963_0183.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0183_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0183_web.jpg (351.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed beast with one female head, and two birds with foliage in violet penwork.

    90a
    5963_0184.tif (87.5 MB)
    5963_0184_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0184_web.jpg (366.3 KB)
    Decoration: Two female heads; animal head; bearded male head; bird; crowned animal head in violet penwork. Three red initial words and letters with violet penwork decoration.

    90b
    5963_0185.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0185_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0185_web.jpg (321.0 KB)
    Decoration: Hare blowing a flute; bird sitting in a tree in violet penwork.

    91a
    5963_0186.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0186_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0186_web.jpg (360.5 KB)
    Decoration: Three-headed dragon and bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    91b
    5963_0187.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0187_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0187_web.jpg (302.5 KB)
    Decoration: Animal head; female head; bird; male head with chaperon; fish in violet penwork. Seven initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    92a
    5963_0188.tif (87.6 MB)
    5963_0188_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0188_web.jpg (336.1 KB)
    Decoration: Male head; female figure blowing a flute in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    92b
    5963_0189.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0189_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0189_web.jpg (334.1 KB)
    Decoration: Grotesque animal (partly the body of a snake, partly the body of a dog) and a bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    93a
    5963_0190.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0190_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0190_web.jpg (358.1 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon with foliage in violet penwork.

    93b
    5963_0191.tif (87.9 MB)
    5963_0191_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0191_web.jpg (319.2 KB)
    Decoration: Dog biting a hare; an owl sitting in a tree in violet penwork.

    94a
    5963_0192.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0192_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0192_web.jpg (341.6 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon and a bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    94b
    5963_0193.tif (87.9 MB)
    5963_0193_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0193_web.jpg (357.4 KB)
    Decoration: Grotesque male dressed figure with a tree in violet penwork.

    95a
    5963_0194.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0194_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0194_web.jpg (341.8 KB)
    Decoration: Dog biting a hare and a bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    95b
    5963_0195.tif (87.9 MB)
    5963_0195_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    5963_0195_web.jpg (347.9 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon and bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    96a
    5963_0196.tif (87.2 MB)
    5963_0196_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0196_web.jpg (357.2 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed creature (snake neck, winged, human heads) with foliage in violet penwork.

    96b
    5963_0197.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0197_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0197_web.jpg (318.9 KB)
    Decoration: Dog and a hare sitting opposite each other; three trees, a bird in each tree in violet penwork.

    97a
    5963_0198.tif (87.4 MB)
    5963_0198_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0198_web.jpg (353.9 KB)
    Decoration: Small three-headed dragon.

    97b
    5963_0199.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0199_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0199_web.jpg (339.5 KB)
    Decoration: Animal head biting a chicken; animal head holding a scroll in his mouth in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human heads en profil.

    98a
    5963_0200.tif (86.8 MB)
    5963_0200_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    5963_0200_web.jpg (346.2 KB)
    Decoration: Small two-headed dragon in violet penwork; one of the heads bites its own body.

    98b
    5963_0201.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0201_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0201_web.jpg (270.9 KB)
    Decoration: Two birds, one attacking the other; bird in a tree in violet penwork.

    99a
    5963_0202.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0202_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0202_web.jpg (319.0 KB)
    Decoration: Grotesque human figure; bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    99b
    5963_0203.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0203_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    5963_0203_web.jpg (311.3 KB)
    Decoration: Grotesque figure with a female and male head and an animal body; a bird and foliage in violet penwork.

    100a
    5963_0204.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0204_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    5963_0204_web.jpg (343.7 KB)
    Decoration: Hare blowing a flute in violet penwork.

    100b
    5963_0205.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0205_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0205_web.jpg (313.8 KB)
    Decoration: Woman holding a cookie (?), looking at a male head at the top of the page, in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    101a
    5963_0206.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0206_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0206_web.jpg (357.5 KB)
    Decoration: Two birds; male head; female head; head of a long-beaked bird; hog head wearing a headdress in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human faces en profil.

    101b
    5963_0207.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0207_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0207_web.jpg (345.2 KB)
    Decoration: Male head; bird; female head in violet penwork. Three red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; human head en profil.

    102a
    5963_0208.tif (86.6 MB)
    5963_0208_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0208_web.jpg (381.1 KB)
    Decoration: Dog with foliage in violet penwork.

    102b
    5963_0209.tif (87.2 MB)
    5963_0209_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0209_web.jpg (328.5 KB)
    Decoration: Male head; female head; animal head; foliage in violet penwork. Fourteen red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human heads en profil.

    103a
    5963_0210.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0210_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0210_web.jpg (337.7 KB)
    Decoration: Dog with open mouth and a bird's head growing from its behind; a stork puts its beak in the dog's open mouth (in violet penwork).

    103b
    5963_0211.tif (86.9 MB)
    5963_0211_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0211_web.jpg (358.4 KB)
    Decoration: Dog with a rabbit in its mouth, in violet penwork.

    104a
    5963_0212.tif (86.5 MB)
    5963_0212_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0212_web.jpg (402.8 KB)
    Section: אליעזר / בר יקותיאל ני ברכיה הסופר בר שמואל / כתבתי הספר הזה לר׳ : Colophon
    Decoration: Three animal heads holding an animal in their mouth; in violet penwork. Sixteen red initial-words with violet penwork decorations. Six words in black with red penwork decoration.

    104b
    5963_0213.tif (87.4 MB)
    5963_0213_thumb.jpg (3.4 KB)
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    105a
    5963_0214.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0214_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
    5963_0214_web.jpg (416.7 KB)
    Section: The Rules of the Ritual Bath. An additional section which belongs to the Small Book of Commandments.
    Decoration: Text illustration: a woman sits in a tub, another woman gets immersed in 'life-water', as is expounded in the text. Illustration to laws on taking the mikvah (ritual bath). It is made of black penwork and is coloured in. Red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; several human heads en profil.

    105b
    5963_0215.tif (87.1 MB)
    5963_0215_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0215_web.jpg (329.7 KB)
    Section: Index to the Small Book of Commandments [ff.105b-107b].

    106a
    5963_0216.tif (86.7 MB)
    5963_0216_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0216_web.jpg (325.2 KB)

    106b
    5963_0217.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0217_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    5963_0217_web.jpg (303.6 KB)

    107a
    5963_0218.tif (86.2 MB)
    5963_0218_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0218_web.jpg (300.6 KB)

    107b
    5963_0219.tif (85.8 MB)
    5963_0219_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    5963_0219_web.jpg (295.7 KB)
    Section: Template for a (remarriage?) contract (partially in Aramaic).
    Decoration: Red initial-words with violet penwork decoration; human face en profil.

    108a
    5963_0220.tif (86.3 MB)
    5963_0220_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    5963_0220_web.jpg (310.5 KB)
    Section: Templates for a Levirate marriage contract and a contract for remarrying the divorced.

    108b
    5963_0221.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0221_thumb.jpg (3.3 KB)
    5963_0221_web.jpg (218.2 KB)

    109a
    5963_0222.tif (85.8 MB)
    5963_0222_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
    5963_0222_web.jpg (413.8 KB)
    Section: Sha'arei Dura, or The Gates of Düren, by Isaac ben Meir of Düren [ff.109a-119a].
    Decoration: Painted frontispiece. Gilded initial-word בשר on a painted panel that consists of a painted pink and a painted blue compartment, both with smaller panels in white paint. It has a gilded frame. The painted frame surrounding the text consists of blue, gilded and pink compartments. The following painted figures are depicted: two dragons, a bird and foliage. In the text a red initial-letter with violet penwork decoration.

    109b
    5963_0223.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0223_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0223_web.jpg (342.2 KB)
    Decoration: Bird with foliage in violet penwork. In the text a red initial-letter with violet penwork decoration.

    110a
    5963_0224.tif (85.9 MB)
    5963_0224_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0224_web.jpg (362.1 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage in violet penwork. In the text a red initial-letter with violet penwork decoration.

    110b
    5963_0225.tif (85.5 MB)
    5963_0225_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0225_web.jpg (313.0 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork. One of the heads wears a medieval hat.

    111a
    5963_0226.tif (85.7 MB)
    5963_0226_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0226_web.jpg (318.3 KB)
    Decoration: Two fish with foliage; a bird with foliage; dragon head in violet penwork. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    111b
    5963_0227.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0227_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0227_web.jpg (305.8 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads in violet penwork; one head wears a medieval hat. Red initial-word with violet penwork decoration.

    112a
    5963_0228.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0228_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    5963_0228_web.jpg (349.9 KB)
    Decoration: Hare; two birds with foliage in violet penwork.

    112b
    5963_0229.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0229_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0229_web.jpg (325.1 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads in red penwork. Two black initial-letters with red penwork decoration.

    113a
    5963_0230.tif (85.5 MB)
    5963_0230_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0230_web.jpg (319.2 KB)
    Decoration: Hare; bird with foliage; dog with foliage in violet penwork.

    113b
    5963_0231.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0231_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    5963_0231_web.jpg (313.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage; bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    114a
    5963_0232.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0232_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0232_web.jpg (336.8 KB)
    Decoration: Fish with foliage; small dragon with foliage in violet penwork. Red initial-letter with violet penwork decoration.

    114b
    5963_0233.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0233_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    5963_0233_web.jpg (300.5 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage in violet penwork.

    115a
    5963_0234.tif (85.4 MB)
    5963_0234_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0234_web.jpg (347.6 KB)
    Decoration: Hare with foliage in violet penwork. Two dragon heads in red penwork. Black initial-letter with red penwork decoration.

    115b
    5963_0235.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0235_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0235_web.jpg (299.3 KB)
    Decoration: Lion with foliage in violet penwork.

    116a
    5963_0236.tif (85.8 MB)
    5963_0236_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    5963_0236_web.jpg (366.4 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon with foliage; bird with foliage in violet penwork.

    116b
    5963_0237.tif (84.9 MB)
    5963_0237_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    5963_0237_web.jpg (348.5 KB)
    Decoration: Two dragon heads in red penwork. Black initial-letter with red penwork decoration.

    117a
    5963_0238.tif (85.8 MB)
    5963_0238_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    5963_0238_web.jpg (386.7 KB)
    Decoration: Two-headed dragon in violet penwork.

    117b
    5963_0239.tif (86.1 MB)
    5963_0239_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
    5963_0239_web.jpg (407.6 KB)
    Decoration: Bird in tree; monkey in violet penwork; coloured cooking pot, referring to the laws of purity concerning pots used for cooking described in the text.

    118a
    5963_0240.tif (86.3 MB)
    5963_0240_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0240_web.jpg (376.0 KB)
    Decoration: Bird in tree; man shooting an arrow in violet penwork.

    118b
    5963_0241.tif (82.5 MB)
    5963_0241_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    5963_0241_web.jpg (398.6 KB)
    Decoration: Hare and two birds with foliage in violet penwork.

    119a
    5963_0242.tif (84.0 MB)
    5963_0242_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    5963_0242_web.jpg (312.2 KB)
    Decoration: Dragon with foliage in violet penwork.

    119b
    5963_0243.tif (84.5 MB)
    5963_0243_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
    5963_0243_web.jpg (245.3 KB)

    Flyleaf 1a
    5963_0244.tif (84.8 MB)
    5963_0244_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
    5963_0244_web.jpg (157.4 KB)

    Flyleaf 1b
    5963_0245.tif (86.4 MB)
    5963_0245_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
    5963_0245_web.jpg (117.1 KB)

    Flyleaf 2a
    5963_0246.tif (87.3 MB)
    5963_0246_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
    5963_0246_web.jpg (141.7 KB)

    Flyleaf 2b
    5963_0247.tif (85.6 MB)
    5963_0247_thumb.jpg (2.6 KB)
    5963_0247_web.jpg (125.8 KB)

    Inside back cover
    5963_0248.tif (86.0 MB)
    5963_0248_thumb.jpg (3.4 KB)
    5963_0248_web.jpg (228.1 KB)

    Back cover
    5963_0249.tif (90.1 MB)
    5963_0249_thumb.jpg (6.3 KB)
    5963_0249_web.jpg (492.2 KB)

    Top edge
    5963_0250.tif (36.8 MB)
    5963_0250_thumb.jpg (2.8 KB)
    5963_0250_web.jpg (164.7 KB)

    Bottom edge
    5963_0251.tif (38.2 MB)
    5963_0251_thumb.jpg (3.2 KB)
    5963_0251_web.jpg (212.2 KB)

    Foredge
    5963_0252.tif (28.5 MB)
    5963_0252_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
    5963_0252_web.jpg (170.8 KB)

    Spine
    5963_0253.tif (22.5 MB)
    5963_0253_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
    5963_0253_web.jpg (135.8 KB)