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Detailed record for Oriental 2393

Part 1 ff. 1-11 
Author Maimonides (ha-Rambam)
Title Fragment of the commentary on Seder Nashim of the Mishnah
Origin Yemen
Date 14th or 15th century
Language Judeo-Arabic
Script Yemenite semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Decoration Numerous drawings of geometric motifs at the end of the sections, in black ink. Decorated initial words at the beginning of chapters, in colours (ff. 6, 10).
Dimensions in mm 255/260 x 185/190 (165/170 x 145/150)
 
Part 2 ff. 12-329 
Title Commentary on Seder Neziqim of the Mishnah, in Judeo-Arabic and fragment of the commentary on Seder Nashim of the Mishnah
Origin Yemen?
Date 14th or 15th century
Language Judeo-Arabic
Script Yemenite semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Decoration Numerous coloured initial words sometimes with geometric decoration at the beginning of chapters, in colours. 6 small charts, in colours (ff. 72, 75v, 84v, 92v, 94v, 307). 1 decorated scribal formula, in colours (f. 329v).
Dimensions in mm 255/260 x 185/190 (165/170 x 145/150)
 
Official foliation ff. 329 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 33 quires: ieleven (ff. 1-11), ii4 (ff. 13-16), iii10-1 (ff. 17-25), iv-xxxi10 (ff. 26-315), xxxii10-1 (ff. 316-324), xxxiii6-1 (ff. 325-329). Quire numbering with coloured Hebrew characters.
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Arabic inscription (f. 105).
No. 146: inscribed (f. 12, remains of a paper flyleaf).
English inscription: ‘The proper sequence of ff. 1-11 is 1-6, 9, 8, 7, 10, 11’ (f. [ii verso]).
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. [330v]).
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. 456.


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Part  1   ff. 1-11
Maimonides (ha-Rambam) Fragment of the commentary on Seder Nashim of the Mishnah
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Decorated scribal formula

f. 329v
Decorated scribal formula

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