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Detailed record for Additional 17745

Title Zohar on Genesis
Origin Italy
Date 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Italian semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Solomon (?)
Decoration 18 initial-word panels in colours decorated with penwork and accompanied with partial pen-flourished border (ff. 1, 1v, 13v, 22, 32, 35, 47, 49, 60v, 65v, 79, 87v, 97, 112v, 126, 140v, 153v, 160).
Dimensions in mm 275 x 195 (185 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 183 (+ 1 unfoliated paper and 2 unfoliated parchment flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation Quires: i-xxii8 (ff. 1-176), xxiii8-1 (ff. 176-183). Catchwords.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Black leather.
Provenance Scribal note without name or date (f. 182v).
Solomon, the scribe?: the name Shlomo is marked (f. 181).
Elijah Anaw: inscribed with his name, undated (f. 1).
Laurentius Franguellus (fl. until 1596), censor: inscribed with his name, 1575 (f. 182v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), p. 78, appendix 105-110.
Hippolite of Ferrara, Franciscan censor (active at the end of the 16th century-beginning of 17th century, in Cremona?): inscribed with his name, 1601 (f. 182v), see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 18-19, 93.
Giovanni Domenico Vistorini, censor: inscribed 'Gio. Dom. Vistorini 1609' (f. 182v), see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 85-87.
Acquired by the British Museum in 1848.
Notes Flesh side and hair side are distinguishable. Ruling is visible.
Select bibliography George Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1899-1935; vols I-III repr. 1965); IV, Introduction, Indexes, ed. by Jacob Leveen (London: British Museum, 1977), III, no. 762.


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Decorated initial-word panel

f. 1
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 65v
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 87v
Decorated initial-word panels
 

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