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Detailed record for Additional 27126

Title Prayer book, Sephardic rite
Origin Spain
Date 2nd half of the 14th or 1st half of the 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardi semi-cursive script, partially punctuated
Decoration 12 numerous initial-word panels and initial words decorated with penwork and pen-flourishing, in brown, red, and blue ink (ff. 1, 3, 43, 77, 92, 133, 135, 165v, 192v, 198, 236v, 241v). 1 pen-flourishing at the end of a text column (f. 132). 1decorated catchword, in brown ink (f. 267v).
Dimensions in mm 85 x 65 (50 x 30)
Official foliation ff. 299 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end)
Collation 39 quires: ifive (ff. 1-5), ii8-1 (ff. 6-12), iii-xiii8 (ff. 13-100), xiv-xv6 (ff. 101-112), xvi-xix8 (ff. 113-144), xx4 (ff. 145-148), xxi-xxiv8 (ff. 149-180), xxv8-1 (ff. 181-187), xxvi-xxxix8 (ff. 188-299). Hebrew quire numbering.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Acquired by the British Museum in 1865.
Notes Flesh and hair side are distinguishable. Erased and rewritten paragraphs (e.g., f. 92v). erased texts presumably by a censor (e.g., ff. 181, 181v). Ruling and sometimes pricking are visible. Incomplete at the beginning, and there are lacunae within the text.
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), II, no. 692.


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Decorated initial-word panel

f. 92
Decorated initial-word panel
Penwork decoration

f. 132
Penwork decoration
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 133
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 198
Decorated initial-word panel

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