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  • MS 447




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    Haggadah

    Hagadah shel Pesah ‘im otiyot ve-tsiyurim na‘im


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 447

    Place:
    Breslau, Germany

    Date:
    1755-56

    Description:
    ink and gouache on paper; 26 leaves (25.5 x 18.4 cm.); Ashkenazi square Hebrew script

    Copyist:
    Nathan ben Abraham Speyer of Breslau

    Former Owner:
    S. Kirschstein

    Subject:
    Haggadah

    English Text:

    This handsome mid-eighteenth-century German Haggadah features 16 remarkable large and brightly colored illustrations. Some of the images represent scenes not commonly found in illuminated Haggadahs (including Habakkuk’s provision of food for Daniel in the lion’s den for the poem “And It Came to Pass at Midnight”). The songs at the end of the Haggadah are also rendered in Yiddish in Ashkenazi semi-cursive script. The manuscript is bound in contemporary painted-parchment binding.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1040693825


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