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Detailed record for Oriental 2373

Title A portion of the Hagiographa with masorah magna and parva
Origin Yemen
Date 13th century
Language Hebrew
Script Oriental square script with superlinear punctuation
Decoration Full page drawing, in colours (f.114). 5 geometrical decorations at the beginning or at the end of certain biblical books, in colours (ff. 2, 65v, 91, 113v, 122v). Numerous marginal decorations at the beginning of chapters, in red and brown ink.
Dimensions in mm 320 x 245 (210 x 170)
Official foliation ff. 125 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation Originally mostly quires of 10 leaves.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Moses Wilhelm Shapira (b. 1830, d. 1884), a antiquities dealer of Jerusalem: purchased by the British Museum from him on 23 July 1881: inscribed (f. [126v]).
Notes Incomplete at the beginning and at the end. Ruling and pricking are visible. Numerous lacunae.
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), I, no. 142.

Bezalel Narkiss, Illuminations from Hebrew Bibles of Leningrad (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 1990), pp. 74-75.


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Marginal decoration

f. 40v
Marginal decoration
Marginal decoration

f. 78v
Marginal decoration
Building

f. 113v
Building
 
Building

f. 114
Building
Geometrical decoration

f. 122v
Geometrical decoration

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