Pentateuch with Haftarot
c. beginning of 12th century
ink on parchment, small folio, 78 leaves (30 x 24 cm.); text in three columns; Masorah above and below text, as well as intercolumnar; Persian square Hebrew characters
This fine Masoretic Pentateuch bears some illuminations and initial words in gold and red described as in “the Byzantine and Persian style.” This text also includes Persian glosses of the unclean birds from Leviticus 11 above the text.