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Detailed record for Oriental 2493

Title Portions from the Exodus with Arabic translation and commentary
Origin Persia, Babylonia or Egypt
Date 14th century
Language Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
Script Oriental square and semi-cursive script, partially punctuated
Decoration Numerous decorated panels inserted into the body of the text, in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 140 (145 x 100)
Official foliation ff. 87 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation Mostly quires of 10 leaves.
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance K. No. 33: inscribed (f. 1).
Moses Wilhelm Shapira (b. 1830, d. 1884), a antiquities dealer of Jerusalem: purchased by the British Museum from him on 8 July 1882: inscribed (f. [88v]).
Notes Incomplete at the beginning, and several lacunae. 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), I, no. 332.


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Decorated panel

f. 1v
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f. 16v
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f. 45
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Decorated panel

f. 45
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f. 57v
Decorated panel
Decorated panel

f. 71
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Decorated panel

f. 71
Decorated panel

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