MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 906




    CATEGORY

    Miscellaneous
    Calendar

    Sefer Me’ir Hayim and Sefer Simhat Tzadiq.


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 906

    Place:
    Germany

    Date:
    1748-

    Description:
    ink and pigment on paper, (17.1 x 15 cm.); Ashkenazi cursive Hebrew script

    Copyist:
    (a) Zechariah Shimon ben Jacob

    Former Owner:
    Shimon ben Abraham Isaac of Beverungen (grandson of the artist)

    Subject:
    Calendar; Miscellaneous

    English Text:

    This manuscript contains three sections: (a) Sefer Evronot, a work dealing with calculating the leap year along with reckoning holidays, seasons, and their interpretation. This copy, illustrated by Zechariah Shimon ben Jacob, is heavily decorated and illuminated, with both color pigments and pen-and-ink. The detailed folk-art drawings arte marred only by damage to many of the leaves;

    (b) rules on writing marriage contracts (ketubot);

    (c) a section, written later, containing recipes, and concluding with an acrostic poem.

     

    Hebrew / Paper / 19,1 x 14,9 cm. / 2 parts, I: 28, II: 93 ff. (f. 86 is missing) / Sephardic cursive writing / No title.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/959582562


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