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Pentateuch and Hagiographa

Manuscript. Spain, 14th century.

Parchment. 456 fols. 196 x 161 mm. Sefaradi square script. Two columns per page.

Ms. 8°2221.

Masorah magna in micrographic ornamentations. Beginnings of sedarim and parashiyyot are in golden ornamentations.

The arrangement of the Hagiographa, which varies from the customary order and from that which is given in Tractate Bava Bathra (14b): Chronicles, Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, The Song Of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Ester, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah.

In two locations there are attractive micrographic illustrations of the Biblicial narrative: where Jacob blesses his sons there are drawings of a lion, a mule, a doe, a serpent, and a wolf; in the tale of the brass serpent there is a drawing of a snake.
Opening (54v-55r): The blessing of Jacob, with micrographic illustrations of animals.

Pentateuch and hagiorgrapha