MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 86




    CATEGORY

    Talmud
    Liturgy
    Poetry


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 86

    Place:
    North Africa?

    Date:
    18th century (not after 1796)

    Description:
    ink and pigment on parchment, 14 leaves (16.6 x 11.5 cm.); North African Sefardi square and Rabbinic Hebrew characters

    Copyist:
    Moses Raphael Battigno(?)

    Former Owner:
    Moses Barukh Matsa

    Subject:
    Talmud; Liturgy; Poetry

    English Text:

    This anonymous commentary on Pirke Avot includes extensive Biblical quotations from the Bible and is followed by prayers, ethical sayings, and a poem. What makes this a charming text is the elaborate red, black, and yellow decorations of initial words and blank spaces. The illustrations include not only geometric designs but organic matter as well, such as leaves, trees, birds, and at the very end a curious ram-like doodle.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/959345972


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