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  • MS 445




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    Haggadah

    Seder Hagadah shel Pesah


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 445

    Place:
    Hamburg-Altona, Germany

    Date:
    1740/41

    Description:
    ink and oil paint on parchment; 37 leaves (35 x 23 cm.)

    Copyist:
    Jankew Sofer ben Rabbi Judah Loeb Shamash of Berlin

    Former Owner:
    Baer Herfurt, Berlin (1777)

    Subject:
    Haggadah

    English Text:

    This Haggadah also contains a commentary by Isaac Abravanel as well as a mystical commentary. The oil-paint miniatures largely follow the prototype of the 1712 Amsterdam Haggadah. The miniatures of the Ten Plagues are arranged in columns and rows, similar to the depiction of Aaron’s breastplate on the title page; the fourth plague, “wild beasts,” includes a canine, a bear, and a stag, the latter apparently a whimsical addition.

     


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1013715026


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