MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 901




    CATEGORY

    Calendar

    Sefer Ezer ha-Emunah


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 901

    Place:
    Frankfurt am Main (?), Germany

    Date:
    1627

    Description:
    ink, pigment, and water color on paper, 90 leaves (18.4 x 14.8 cm.); Ashkenazi square and cursive Hebrew script

    Former Owner:
    Naftali Feibusch (Fulda, 1665)

    Subject:
    Calendar

    English Text:

    This work deals with calculating the leap year along with reckoning holidays, seasons, and their interpretation. Almost all of the pages have some form of decoration, with naïve folk-art images and motifs, or charts, tables, and other graphic tools. The illustrations are executed in gouache and water color in which the zodiacal imagery is especially charming.

    Hebrew / Paper / 20,3 x 12,1 cm. / 212 + 2 pp. / 21 lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing with square headings / 2 title pp. / Title I written in engraved frame signed: “I. Swertner fecit, 1767” / Title II written in drawn ornamental frame in red and black ink / Text written in frame ruled in red ink of 14,8 x 5,6 cm. / Each chapter begins with vignette drawn in red ink / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1009042040


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