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Detailed record for Oriental 1467

Title A large fragment of the Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and masorah magna and parva
Origin Persia
Date 11th-12th century
Language Hebrew, Aramaic
Script Yemenite square script with superlinear and ordinary punctutation (ff. 1-11); Oriental square script with superlinear and ordinary punctuation (ff. 12-121)
Decoration Numerous decorated parashah signs, in colours. 4 full borders, in colours (ff. 117, 117v, 118, 118v). 2 masoretic notes in decorated panels, in colours (ff. 33, 78). Masorah magna in micrographic design. Numerous small geometric or floral motifs in the margins, in colours. Illustration of the biblical text (f. 43).
Dimensions in mm 370 x 295 (270 x 240)
Official foliation ff. 121 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation Mostly quires of 10 leaves.
Form Parchment codex with an addition of 11 paper folios at the beginning
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Moses Wilhelm Shapira (b. 1830, d. 1884), a antiquities dealer of Jerusalem: purchased by the British Library from him on 24 November 1877 (f. [123v]).
Notes Flesh side and hair side are distinguishable. Ruling is visible. First quire (ff. 1-11) is an addition. Narkiss dates the manuscript to the 14th century (see Narkiss, 1984, 25).
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. 66.

Bezalel Narkiss, Kitvei yad ivriyim metzuyarim (Jerusalem: Keter, 1984), pp. 25, 27.

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

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f. 43

f. 44

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