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  • MS 444




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    Haggadah

    First Cincinnati Haggadah


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 444

    Place:
    Germany

    Date:
    1480-1490

    Description:
    ink, pigment, and gold leaf on parchment; 69 leaves (34 x 26 cm.)

    Copyist:
    Meir Jaffe ben Israel of Heidelberg

    Former Owner:
    Täublein bat Issachar; Leah bat Mosheh, presented to Avraham ben Yaakov, her son-in- law as a wedding present (1560); Eliezer ben Mosheh Menz Kanstatt, a gift from his aunt Ester bat Mosheh Bacharach (1689)

    Subject:
    Haggadah

    English Text:

    One of the outstanding medieval Haggadah manuscripts, this Haggadah was produced by the scribe Meir Jaffe who was also a leatherworker, some of whose work while in Ulm has also survived. This Haggadah is striking for, among other things, its lettering and the composition of the pages. Each page has nine lines of large square Ashkenazi characters. The Haggadah contains 29 rich illustrations, as well as vividly illuminated word panels. Especially rich is the “Yaknhaz” hare-hunt motif. Moreover, each page bears a unique colored border with varying designs.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1013716601


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