Collection ID: 0021 | Metadata type: TEI

Hebrew MS 7 Rylands Ashkenazi Haggadah

Title

Rylands Ashkenazi Haggadah

Call number

Hebrew MS 7
(Manchester, United Kingdom, The University of Manchester Library, The John Rylands Library, Hebrew Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The John Rylands Library

Language

Hebrew

Origin

15th century
Place
Ulm, Germany

Summary

This manuscript is a fifteenth-century illuminated Ashkenazi Haggadah, with commentaries.

Notes

Extent

Ii+50+ii; 230 x 150 mm

Foliation

Modern pencil foliation in Arabic numerals at top outer corner of side a

Support

Parchment

Binding

Brown leather binding, with an imprinted image of a seated man playing a wind instrument

Layout

  • Main text in long lines of between 5 and 12 written lines; surrounded, mostly on the outer margins, by commentaries; lead pencil ruling
  • Decoration

    Typical illuminated Ashkenazi haggadah where images are integrated with the Hebrew text; decoration was completed in two stages: the first one by the scribe Avraham ben Asher, the second one by a different artist; decoration can be subdivided into four types: 1. Illuminated initial-word panels on folios 1b, 5a, 5b, 20b, 25b, 27b, 28a, 33a, 47a, 48a, 49b; 2. Micrography on folios 4a, 4b, 6a, 6b, 20a, 20b, 21a; 3. Marginal painted depictions on folios 12a, 15b, 29a, 39b, 42b, 47a; 4. Painted illustrations on folios 1b, 5a, 5b, 9b, 10a, 10b, 14a, 23b, 24b, 25b, 33a, 34b

    Script

  • Ashkenzai square hand
  • Several of the additions were made by an Italian semi-cursive hand.
  • Abraham ben Asher (scribe)
  • Subjects topical

    Genres

    Keywords

    Licenses

    Table of contents

    Decorations

    Images


    Front cover
    4280_0000.tif (90.8 MB)
    4280_0000_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    4280_0000_web.jpg (480.5 KB)

    Inside front cover
    4280_0001.tif (89.5 MB)
    4280_0001_thumb.jpg (3.5 KB)
    4280_0001_web.jpg (245.8 KB)

    Flyleaf i a
    4280_0002.tif (88.7 MB)
    4280_0002_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
    4280_0002_web.jpg (153.9 KB)

    Flyleaf i b
    4280_0003.tif (82.0 MB)
    4280_0003_thumb.jpg (2.1 KB)
    4280_0003_web.jpg (128.4 KB)

    Flyleaf ii a
    4280_0004.tif (84.4 MB)
    4280_0004_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
    4280_0004_web.jpg (280.6 KB)

    Flyleaf ii b
    4280_0005.tif (86.3 MB)
    4280_0005_thumb.jpg (3.1 KB)
    4280_0005_web.jpg (166.4 KB)

    1a
    4280_0006.tif (89.4 MB)
    4280_0006_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
    4280_0006_web.jpg (243.0 KB)

    1b
    4280_0007.tif (87.0 MB)
    4280_0007_thumb.jpg (7.0 KB)
    4280_0007_web.jpg (412.2 KB)
    Section: Ashkenazi Haggadah
    Section: Directions for observances peculiar to the first two Passover nights in brown ink (commentary)
    Section: Marginalia: later additions in black ink
    Decoration: Burnished gold initial-word ברוך on a rectangular green panel
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Stag hunt and grotesques

    2a
    4280_0008.tif (88.3 MB)
    4280_0008_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
    4280_0008_web.jpg (334.1 KB)

    2b
    4280_0009.tif (86.8 MB)
    4280_0009_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0009_web.jpg (264.0 KB)

    3a
    4280_0010.tif (88.3 MB)
    4280_0010_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    4280_0010_web.jpg (268.2 KB)

    3b
    4280_0011.tif (86.3 MB)
    4280_0011_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0011_web.jpg (261.8 KB)

    4a
    4280_0012.tif (88.3 MB)
    4280_0012_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    4280_0012_web.jpg (269.0 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of a wooden staff or branch

    4b
    4280_0013.tif (86.3 MB)
    4280_0013_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    4280_0013_web.jpg (311.8 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of a wooden staff or branch

    5a
    4280_0014.tif (89.3 MB)
    4280_0014_thumb.jpg (7.8 KB)
    4280_0014_web.jpg (498.5 KB)
    Decoration: Burnished gold initial-word הא on a red panel decorated with fine brush strokes
    Decoration: Marginal decorations, Historiated with scenes representing the order from the start of the seder until the meal.
    Decoration: Marginal decorations, Animals and grotesques

    5b
    4280_0015.tif (88.8 MB)
    4280_0015_thumb.jpg (6.6 KB)
    4280_0015_web.jpg (356.8 KB)
    Decoration: Small miniature, a man pours wine for the second cup
    Decoration: Small miniature, a woman hangs a curtain

    6a
    4280_0016.tif (88.1 MB)
    4280_0016_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
    4280_0016_web.jpg (290.8 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of a dragon

    6b
    4280_0017.tif (88.8 MB)
    4280_0017_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0017_web.jpg (290.6 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of two fish; one fish bites the other's tail

    7a
    4280_0018.tif (88.1 MB)
    4280_0018_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0018_web.jpg (259.0 KB)

    7b
    4280_0019.tif (86.7 MB)
    4280_0019_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0019_web.jpg (227.1 KB)

    8a
    4280_0020.tif (88.1 MB)
    4280_0020_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0020_web.jpg (238.6 KB)

    8b
    4280_0021.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0021_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0021_web.jpg (224.7 KB)

    9a
    4280_0022.tif (88.1 MB)
    4280_0022_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0022_web.jpg (265.0 KB)

    9b
    4280_0023.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0023_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
    4280_0023_web.jpg (324.1 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Bust of the wise son

    10a
    4280_0024.tif (88.1 MB)
    4280_0024_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
    4280_0024_web.jpg (333.4 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, the wicked son depicted as a soldier holding a sabre and wearing a crown

    10b
    4280_0025.tif (85.6 MB)
    4280_0025_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    4280_0025_web.jpg (319.1 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Bust of the simple son depicted as a jester

    11a
    4280_0026.tif (87.5 MB)
    4280_0026_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0026_web.jpg (281.6 KB)

    11b
    4280_0027.tif (85.6 MB)
    4280_0027_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0027_web.jpg (263.0 KB)

    12a
    4280_0028.tif (86.9 MB)
    4280_0028_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    4280_0028_web.jpg (232.3 KB)
    Decoration: Two small ink drawings of hands

    12b
    4280_0029.tif (86.1 MB)
    4280_0029_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0029_web.jpg (246.0 KB)

    13a
    4280_0030.tif (86.1 MB)
    4280_0030_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
    4280_0030_web.jpg (248.4 KB)

    13b
    4280_0031.tif (85.5 MB)
    4280_0031_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    4280_0031_web.jpg (269.3 KB)

    14a
    4280_0032.tif (87.2 MB)
    4280_0032_thumb.jpg (6.7 KB)
    4280_0032_web.jpg (375.1 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Naked children cavorting in a field and trees; the image illustrates the text: השדה כצמח רבבה

    14b
    4280_0033.tif (86.1 MB)
    4280_0033_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0033_web.jpg (281.0 KB)

    15a
    4280_0034.tif (86.8 MB)
    4280_0034_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0034_web.jpg (224.5 KB)

    15b
    4280_0035.tif (85.4 MB)
    4280_0035_thumb.jpg (4.0 KB)
    4280_0035_web.jpg (201.7 KB)

    16a
    4280_0036.tif (86.7 MB)
    4280_0036_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    4280_0036_web.jpg (254.7 KB)

    16b
    4280_0037.tif (85.4 MB)
    4280_0037_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0037_web.jpg (220.2 KB)

    17a
    4280_0038.tif (86.8 MB)
    4280_0038_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    4280_0038_web.jpg (257.2 KB)

    17b
    4280_0039.tif (85.4 MB)
    4280_0039_thumb.jpg (6.4 KB)
    4280_0039_web.jpg (289.5 KB)

    18a
    4280_0040.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0040_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
    4280_0040_web.jpg (288.6 KB)

    18b
    4280_0041.tif (85.7 MB)
    4280_0041_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    4280_0041_web.jpg (256.9 KB)

    19a
    4280_0042.tif (86.3 MB)
    4280_0042_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
    4280_0042_web.jpg (262.9 KB)

    19b
    4280_0043.tif (85.7 MB)
    4280_0043_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0043_web.jpg (238.4 KB)

    20a
    4280_0044.tif (85.8 MB)
    4280_0044_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0044_web.jpg (285.0 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of a running horse

    20b
    4280_0045.tif (85.7 MB)
    4280_0045_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0045_web.jpg (289.7 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of a winged dog

    21a
    4280_0046.tif (85.8 MB)
    4280_0046_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0046_web.jpg (288.9 KB)
    Decoration: Micrography in the shape of Jonah being swallowed by the whale

    21b
    4280_0047.tif (86.9 MB)
    4280_0047_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    4280_0047_web.jpg (260.1 KB)

    22a
    4280_0048.tif (85.8 MB)
    4280_0048_thumb.jpg (4.5 KB)
    4280_0048_web.jpg (218.2 KB)

    22b
    4280_0049.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0049_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0049_web.jpg (201.4 KB)

    23a
    4280_0050.tif (85.8 MB)
    4280_0050_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    4280_0050_web.jpg (257.4 KB)

    23b
    4280_0051.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0051_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0051_web.jpg (234.4 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Hand holding a piece of matza

    24a
    4280_0052.tif (85.8 MB)
    4280_0052_thumb.jpg (4.2 KB)
    4280_0052_web.jpg (185.5 KB)

    24b
    4280_0053.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0053_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    4280_0053_web.jpg (194.1 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Hand holding bitter herbs

    25a
    4280_0054.tif (87.4 MB)
    4280_0054_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0054_web.jpg (246.2 KB)

    25b
    4280_0055.tif (86.1 MB)
    4280_0055_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0055_web.jpg (268.8 KB)
    Decoration: Small miniature, Blue panel with the initial-word לפיכך

    26a
    4280_0056.tif (89.0 MB)
    4280_0056_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    4280_0056_web.jpg (223.4 KB)

    26b
    4280_0057.tif (87.9 MB)
    4280_0057_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0057_web.jpg (207.4 KB)

    27a
    4280_0058.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0058_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    4280_0058_web.jpg (230.8 KB)

    27b
    4280_0059.tif (87.5 MB)
    4280_0059_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
    4280_0059_web.jpg (304.6 KB)
    Decoration: Pale green and red panel with the initial-word הללויה. The first part is gilded, the second silvered.

    28a
    4280_0060.tif (87.7 MB)
    4280_0060_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
    4280_0060_web.jpg (285.9 KB)
    Decoration: Blue panel with the initial-word בינאת

    28b
    4280_0061.tif (87.2 MB)
    4280_0061_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
    4280_0061_web.jpg (265.6 KB)

    29a
    4280_0062.tif (86.7 MB)
    4280_0062_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    4280_0062_web.jpg (266.5 KB)

    29b
    4280_0063.tif (87.2 MB)
    4280_0063_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0063_web.jpg (238.0 KB)

    30a
    4280_0064.tif (86.0 MB)
    4280_0064_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0064_web.jpg (198.0 KB)

    30b
    4280_0065.tif (87.2 MB)
    4280_0065_thumb.jpg (4.5 KB)
    4280_0065_web.jpg (223.4 KB)

    31a
    4280_0066.tif (87.4 MB)
    4280_0066_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0066_web.jpg (222.2 KB)

    31b
    4280_0067.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0067_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    4280_0067_web.jpg (195.1 KB)

    32a
    4280_0068.tif (87.4 MB)
    4280_0068_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    4280_0068_web.jpg (239.7 KB)

    32b
    4280_0069.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0069_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0069_web.jpg (285.5 KB)

    33a
    4280_0070.tif (88.6 MB)
    4280_0070_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
    4280_0070_web.jpg (350.9 KB)
    Decoration: Blue panel with the initial-word שפוך
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, the Messiah, armed and riding a white ass, is greeted by an angel at the gates of a city, probably Jerusalem.

    33b
    4280_0071.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0071_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0071_web.jpg (244.2 KB)

    34a
    4280_0072.tif (88.2 MB)
    4280_0072_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0072_web.jpg (241.1 KB)

    34b
    4280_0073.tif (86.6 MB)
    4280_0073_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    4280_0073_web.jpg (257.0 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Small painting of a well

    35a
    4280_0074.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0074_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
    4280_0074_web.jpg (282.9 KB)

    35b
    4280_0075.tif (86.6 MB)
    4280_0075_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
    4280_0075_web.jpg (249.9 KB)

    36a
    4280_0076.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0076_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    4280_0076_web.jpg (217.7 KB)

    36b
    4280_0077.tif (86.8 MB)
    4280_0077_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
    4280_0077_web.jpg (257.3 KB)

    37a
    4280_0078.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0078_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
    4280_0078_web.jpg (198.5 KB)

    37b
    4280_0079.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0079_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0079_web.jpg (191.6 KB)

    38a
    4280_0080.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0080_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0080_web.jpg (222.8 KB)

    38b
    4280_0081.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0081_thumb.jpg (6.3 KB)
    4280_0081_web.jpg (294.3 KB)

    39a
    4280_0082.tif (88.0 MB)
    4280_0082_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
    4280_0082_web.jpg (271.4 KB)

    39b
    4280_0083.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0083_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0083_web.jpg (274.6 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, a finger pointing to the commentary in the margin

    40a
    4280_0084.tif (87.6 MB)
    4280_0084_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    4280_0084_web.jpg (286.5 KB)

    40b
    4280_0085.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0085_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    4280_0085_web.jpg (206.0 KB)

    41a
    4280_0086.tif (87.0 MB)
    4280_0086_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
    4280_0086_web.jpg (199.5 KB)

    41b
    4280_0087.tif (86.5 MB)
    4280_0087_thumb.jpg (4.2 KB)
    4280_0087_web.jpg (198.4 KB)

    42a
    4280_0088.tif (87.4 MB)
    4280_0088_thumb.jpg (4.5 KB)
    4280_0088_web.jpg (237.8 KB)

    42b
    4280_0089.tif (85.9 MB)
    4280_0089_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    4280_0089_web.jpg (264.4 KB)
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Grotesque figure with the wordsבמדבר עביר למולך

    43a
    4280_0090.tif (87.4 MB)
    4280_0090_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    4280_0090_web.jpg (292.4 KB)

    43b
    4280_0091.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0091_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    4280_0091_web.jpg (246.0 KB)

    44a
    4280_0092.tif (88.5 MB)
    4280_0092_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0092_web.jpg (259.2 KB)

    44b
    4280_0093.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0093_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
    4280_0093_web.jpg (264.6 KB)

    45a
    4280_0094.tif (88.9 MB)
    4280_0094_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0094_web.jpg (272.4 KB)

    45b
    4280_0095.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0095_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0095_web.jpg (229.5 KB)

    46a
    4280_0096.tif (88.4 MB)
    4280_0096_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
    4280_0096_web.jpg (229.9 KB)

    46b
    4280_0097.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0097_thumb.jpg (5.0 KB)
    4280_0097_web.jpg (285.1 KB)

    47a
    4280_0098.tif (87.8 MB)
    4280_0098_thumb.jpg (6.3 KB)
    4280_0098_web.jpg (325.5 KB)
    Decoration: Red panel with the initial-word ץאומ. Small drawing of a hand holding a ring
    Decoration: Marginal decoration, Small drawing of a hand holding a ring

    47b
    4280_0099.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0099_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
    4280_0099_web.jpg (304.3 KB)

    48a
    4280_0100.tif (87.8 MB)
    4280_0100_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
    4280_0100_web.jpg (325.7 KB)
    Decoration: Red, blue and green panel with the initial-word אז

    48b
    4280_0101.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0101_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
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    49a
    4280_0102.tif (88.1 MB)
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    49b
    4280_0103.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0103_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
    4280_0103_web.jpg (256.5 KB)
    Decoration: Yellow and green panel with the initial-word כי

    50a
    4280_0104.tif (88.7 MB)
    4280_0104_thumb.jpg (6.4 KB)
    4280_0104_web.jpg (330.5 KB)

    50b
    4280_0105.tif (87.1 MB)
    4280_0105_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
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    End leaf i a
    4280_0106.tif (89.2 MB)
    4280_0106_thumb.jpg (3.3 KB)
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    End leaf i b
    4280_0107.tif (85.3 MB)
    4280_0107_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
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    End leaf ii a
    4280_0108.tif (83.7 MB)
    4280_0108_thumb.jpg (2.6 KB)
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    End leaf ii b
    4280_0109.tif (89.6 MB)
    4280_0109_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
    4280_0109_web.jpg (147.7 KB)

    Inside back cover
    4280_0110.tif (88.9 MB)
    4280_0110_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
    4280_0110_web.jpg (267.2 KB)
    Section: Bookplate: Bibliotheca Lindesiana

    Back cover
    4280_0111.tif (89.0 MB)
    4280_0111_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
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    None
    jrl1313190.tif (90.8 MB)
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    None
    jrl1313188.tif (89.0 MB)
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    jrl1313191.tif (90.8 MB)
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    None
    jrl1313189.tif (89.0 MB)
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