Sefer Mizbah ha-Zahav
ink and pigment on parchment (11.5 x 8.6 cm.); Italo-Sefardi square and cursive Hebrew script
Ben Zion [Gallo?] of [Genazzaro?]
This circumcision liturgy was commissioned by the Lattes family in Conegliano. The initial leaf depicts an armorial-style device of Solomon Lattes. Each page bears a distinctive border, with vibrantly colored decoration throughout. The final four pages contain the entries of an anonymous mohel in Italo-Sefardi cursive, but dated “1799 9 Maggio, 20 floreal an. 7 Rep.”
Hebrew / Paper / 2 vols. I: 19,4 x 15,1 cm., II: 19,1 x 15,1 cm. / I: 105, II: 96 ff. (of vol. I last 6 ll. blank) / I: 25, 11: 23 lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing with some square headings / Titles partly in square witing / Title I written in engraved frame, coloured by hand, title II written in engraved frame, cut out and pasted upon the page / Text written in frame ruled with red ink of 14,1 x 10,1 cm. / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.