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  • MS 444 1




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    Haggadah

    Second Cincinnati Haggadah


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 444 1

    Place:
    Moravia

    Date:
    1716-17

    Description:
    ink and gouache on parchment; 25 leaves (30.2 x 19.2 cm.); Ashkenazi square Hebrew script

    Copyist:
    Moses Loeb ben Wolf from Trebitsch (Moravia)

    Former Owner:
    Zanwil ben Simeon Falk, 1754/55

    Subject:
    Haggadah

    English Text:

    The Second Cincinnati Haggadah is one of the masterpieces of Moses Loeb ben Wolf of Trebitsch, one of the premier figures in 18th-century Jewish manuscript art. The oil miniatures are exceptional and pioneering examples of this form in Jewish art. The text opens with a full-page genre scene of a seder, which masterfully deploys an almost proscenium-like composition to display the “performance” of the Passover meal. This work is the so-called “sister” to Moses Loeb’s later Van Geldern Haggadah (1723), immortalized in Heinrich Heine’s “Rabbi of Bacharach.”


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1013717262


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