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Detailed record for Oriental 11594

Author Joseph Zaddik
Title Festival prayer book (mahzor) for the whole year, Sephardic rite, with the commentary of Joseph Zaddik
Origin Spain
Date 1st half of the 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardi square, semi-cursive and cursive script, partially punctuated
Decoration 2 full-page carpet pages in colours and gold (ff. 1, 1v). 7 decorated initial-word panels, in red, brown and mauve (ff. 8, 12, 15, 27v, 36v, 41, 47). 2 charts for the calendar, in brown and red ink (ff. 2, 2v). 1 chart of the sefirot, in brown and red ink (f. 6v).
Dimensions in mm 180 x 140/145 (145/140 x 80)
Official foliation ff. 409 (+ 4 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 10 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end), remains of an older flyleaf glued on f. [iv]
Collation 56 quires: i4 (ff. 1-2, 2a, 3), ii8-1 (ff. 4-11, ff. 7 and 7a is a paper bifolium, not part of the original quire), iii8 (ff. 12-19), iv8-1 (ff. 20-26), v-xlii8 (ff. 27-322), xliii8-6 (ff. 323-324), xliv-xlv8 (ff. 325-340), xlvi8-6 (ff. 341-342), xlvii-l8 (ff. 343-374), li8-7 (f. 375), lii8-1 (ff. 376-382), liii8-1 (ff. 383-389), liv-lv8 (ff. 390-405), lvi4 (ff. 406-409). Catchwords on every verso, Hebrew quire numbering from f. 19v.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Acquired by the British Museum in 1936.
Notes Blank pages (e.g., ff. 2v, 3), erasures (e.g., ff. 56, 72v, 101v, 102). Ruling is sometimes visible. Flesh side and hair side are distinguishable. Hebrew foliation from f. 12. Numerous marginal notes.
Several folios, entire quires are missing; paper leaves, quires added later to fill the numerous lacunae. The lack is reflected sometimes on the Hebrew foliation and quire numbering (e. g. between ff. 350 and 351). Incomplete at the end. Watermark, f. 7 (paper leaf), unidentified.


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Carpet page

f. 1
Carpet page
Carpet page

f. 1v
Carpet page
Calendar

f. 2v
Calendar
 
Initial-word panel

f. 27v
Initial-word panel
Initial-word panel

f. 47
Initial-word panel
Initial-word panel

f. 47
Initial-word panel
 

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