Seder Hagadah shel Pesah
ink and oil paint on parchment; 37 leaves (35 x 23 cm.)
Jankew Sofer ben Rabbi Judah Loeb Shamash of Berlin
Baer Herfurt, Berlin (1777)
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.
Hebrew / Paper / 17,3 x 10,8 cm. / 57 ff. / 15 lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing / Title written in drawn frame / Running title on top / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.