Mahzor for the Pilgrim Festivals
ink on paper; 128 leaves (leaves 123-126 blank) (25.1c x 18.2 cm.); Provençal square and cursive Hebrew script
Menahem Moses ben Isaiah Moses of Orange
The Jews of the Comtat Venaissin were distinctive for using a liturgy based on the old Provençal rite. This handsome liturgical manuscript from the Provençal rite (Avignon, Carpentras, L’Isle, etc.) was copied in a fluid hand, with strong initial words and some slight ornamentation in the Haggadah, notably a drawing of a matzah. It is incomplete at the beginning.
Hebrew / Paper / 19,7 x 14,6 cm. / 8 ff. (remaining 14 ll. blank), 2 ff. of 19.1 x 19,8 and 4 ff. of 18,2 x 14,3 cm. / Variety of lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing with square headings / Title written in ruled frame / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.