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Kabbalah - קַבָּלָה‎‎

Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎‎) Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Azoth, Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum by Basil Valentine, 1613 (dresden)
Kabbalah developed within Judaism, and kabbalists often use classical sources held by Judaists to explain the inner, real meaning of the Bible and Rabbinic sources. Regardless of Kabbalah's definition, it is an integral part of Judaism, Christian, New Age, and Occultist western esoteric religious systems.
For centuries, Kaballah was a concealed teaching. The study of Kabbalah was available only to Jewish scholarly comprising of married Jewish men over the age of forty, and forbidden to all others. This tradition of hidden knowledge existed until 1960s when it started to be popularized by some of the teachers.
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Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Detail of the Hebrew letter ~shin~ decorated with foliate motifs, which served as a book plate of the patron Shabbetai ben Mattatya of Rome (see Narkiss, 1984). Image taken from f. 2 of Guide of the Perplexed (... more

Colophon from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Colophon from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Detail of a page: dcorated panel with foliate scroll at the closure of the text column framing the colophon of the scribe, Solomon, at the end of Samuel ibn Tibbon's ~Perush ha-milot ha-zarot~ (A glossary of fo... more

Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Hebrew letter ~shin~ decorated with foliate motifs, which served as a book plate of the patron Shabbetai ben Mattatya of Rome (see Narkiss, 1984). Beneath, there are three acquisition notes in Hebrew from 1340,... more

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 35

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 35

Full border of geometric design at the Song of the Sea (Ex. 15). Image taken from f. 35 of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Temple implements from BL Or 2201, f. 2

Temple implements from BL Or 2201, f. 2

Full-page miniature of the Temple implements. Image taken from f. 2 of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Micrography from BL Or 2201, f. 338

Micrography from BL Or 2201, f. 338

Full-page panel of ~masorah magna~ in micrographical design. Image taken from f. 338 of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 34v

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 34v

Full border of geometric design at the Song of the Sea (Ex. 15). Image taken from f. 34v of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 98

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 98

Full foliate border at Deuteronomy 32. Image taken from f. 98 of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Micrography from BL Or 2201, f. 187v

Micrography from BL Or 2201, f. 187v

Full-page panel of ~masorah magna~ in micrographical design. Image taken from f. 187v of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 97v

Full border from BL Or 2201, f. 97v

Full foliate border at Deuteronomy 32. Image taken from f. 97v of Bible with ~masorah~ ('First Ibn Merwas Bible'). Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Inhabited arches from BL Add 18424, f. 1

Inhabited arches from BL Add 18424, f. 1

Detail: three arches inhabited by hybrids and animals above the three text columns. Image taken from f. 1 of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefer ha-Terumah~ by Baruch ben Isaac... more

Decorated initial words from BL Add 18424, f. 31

Decorated initial words from BL Add 18424, f. 31

Initial word-panel, ~Ze ha-sefer~ (this is the book) with an arched frame inhabited by hybrids and animals. Image taken from f. 31 of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefer ha-Ter... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18424, f. 38v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18424, f. 38v

Initial word included into an arched frame decorated with foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 38v of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefer ha-Terumah~ by Baruch ben Isaac (ff. 31... more

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 18424, f. 31

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 18424, f. 31

Detail: initial word-panel, ~Ze ha-sefer~ (this is the book) with an arched frame inhabited by hybrids and animals. Image taken from f. 31 of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefe... more

Hybrids from BL Add 18424, f. 1

Hybrids from BL Add 18424, f. 1

Three arches inhabited by hybrids and animals above the three text columns. Image taken from f. 1 of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefer ha-Terumah~ by Baruch ben Isaac (ff. 31... more

Dragon from BL Add 9405, f. 6

Dragon from BL Add 9405, f. 6

Pen drawn dragon next to the initial word of Ecclesiastes. Image taken from f. 6 of Biblical readings from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Song of Songs, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations. Written in Hebrew.

Dragon from BL Add 9405, f. 3v

Dragon from BL Add 9405, f. 3v

Pen drawn dragon next to the initial word of the Book of Ruth. Image taken from f. 3v of Biblical readings from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Song of Songs, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations. Written in Hebrew.

Jeremiah from BL Add 9405, f. 12

Jeremiah from BL Add 9405, f. 12

Historiated initial word at the beginning of the Book of Lamentations: Jeremiah seated on a small stool with an open book in front of him. In the left side of the initial word, in the inner margin, there are va... more

David and Goliath from BL Add 9405, f. 11v

David and Goliath from BL Add 9405, f. 11v

David and Goliath, and the end of Ecclesiastes (12:13-14), with a caption over the head of David: 'King David'. Image taken from f. 11v of Biblical readings from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Song of Songs... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 9406, f. 17

Decorated initial word from BL Add 9406, f. 17

Initial word decorated with a dragon torso lying on top of the letter, at the beginning of Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 17 of Biblical reading from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Job, Jeremiah 1:1-23:7, Is... more

Dove from BL Add 9405, f. 1

Dove from BL Add 9405, f. 1

Marginal drawing of a dove next to the word ~yonim~ (doves), at the beginning of the Song of Songs. Image taken from f. 1 of Biblical readings from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Song of Songs, Ruth, Eccles... more

Decorated initial word from BL Eg 872, f. 126

Decorated initial word from BL Eg 872, f. 126

Decorated initial word ~Wa-yiqra~ (And [the Lord] called) in brown ink, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 126 of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls... more

Menorah from BL Eg 872, f. 101v

Menorah from BL Eg 872, f. 101v

Textual illustration of a menorah with explanatory captions, in brown ink. Image taken from f. 101v of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 2... more

Menorah from BL Eg 872, f. 101v

Menorah from BL Eg 872, f. 101v

Detail of a page: drawing of a menorah with explanatory captions. Image taken from f. 101v of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 240v-270),... more

Holy Land from BL Eg 872, f. 198v

Holy Land from BL Eg 872, f. 198v

Diagram of the Holy Land. Image taken from f. 198v of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 240v-270), and on the ~Haftarot~ for festivals (ff... more

Holy Land from BL Eg 872, f. 199

Holy Land from BL Eg 872, f. 199

Diagram of the Holy Land. Image taken from f. 199 of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 240v-270), and on the ~Haftarot~ for festivals (ff.... more

La fourme de la Table Rounde from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 160

La fourme de la Table Rounde from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 160

Ink diagram of a game entitled 'la fourme de la table rounde'. Image taken from f. 160 of L'image du monde. Written in French.

Diagrams from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 54

Diagrams from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 54

Diagrams showing men and animals going around the earth and meeting on the other side. Image taken from f. 54 of L'image du monde. Written in French.

Night and Day from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 100v

Night and Day from BL Royal 20 A III, f. 100v

Ink diagram of day and night. Image taken from f. 100v of L'image du monde. Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4123, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4123, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'C' with pen-flourishing extending into the margin. Image taken from f. 2 of Geoffrey's 'Historia regum Britanniae' (index Gesta Britonum, De gestis Britonum), dedicated to Robert of Gloucester (... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for Hanukkah (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1651). Image taken from f. 1v of Festival prayer book (~m... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Initial word decorated with foliate and penwork in black ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the seventh day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 2, no. 239). Image taken from f. ... more

Cauldron from BL Add 10456, f. 47v

Cauldron from BL Add 10456, f. 47v

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs and a small cauldron is hanging on a sprig, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat ha-Gadol~ (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 1086). The... more

Image from BL Add 10456, f. 159v

Image from BL Add 10456, f. 159v

Image taken from f. 159v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for the Special Shabbatot, Passover and Shavuot, Ashkenazi rite, with Books of Ruth (ff. 163v-168v) and Song of Songs (ff. 168v-172v). Written in Hebrew.

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Miniature of a red heifer in the lower margin illustrating a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat Parah~. Caption: ‘Red heifer’. Mutilated by a later trimming. Image taken from f. 28v of Festival prayer book... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in black ink and red, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the first day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 1962). Image taken from f... more

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Detail of a page: miniature of a red heifer in the lower margin illustrating a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat Parah~. Caption: ‘Red heifer’. Mutilated by a later trimming. Image taken from f. 28v of Fe... more

Man praying from BL Add 10456, f. 159v

Man praying from BL Add 10456, f. 159v

Textual illustration in the lower margin, mutilated due to trimming. A young man in prayer shawl standing at a reading desk with an open book on it. Image taken from f. 159v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) f... more

Zodiac man from BL Eg 2188, f. 10

Zodiac man from BL Eg 2188, f. 10

Pen-drawing of a zodiac man. Image taken from f. 10 of Lectionary, with a calendar, and readings for Sundays and weekdays. Written in Dutch.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27137, f. 222v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27137, f. 222v

Detail: initial-word panels decorated with pen-flourishing. The smaller one, ~shnei~ (two) is at the end of ~Hilkhot qinyan~, the chapter on purchase, and the bigger one is at the beginning of ~Hilkhot matanah~... more

Initial-word panel from BL Add 27137, f. 247v

Initial-word panel from BL Add 27137, f. 247v

Detail: initial-word panel decorated with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of ~Hilkhot nahalot~, the chapter on inheritance. Image taken from f. 247v of Fourth Book of ~Arba'ah Turim~: ~Hoshen ha-Mishpat~ ('Th... more

Stoning from BL Or 5024, f. 64v

Stoning from BL Or 5024, f. 64v

Detail of a page: a miniature of two men stoning a third one who trespasses the law by working on Shabbat, at the beginning of the tractate on Festivals. Image taken from f. 64v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani ... more

Hanukkah lamp from BL Or 5024, f. 19

Hanukkah lamp from BL Or 5024, f. 19

Detail: an illustration of a man lighting the Hanukkah lamp, at the beginning of the section on Hanukkah. Image taken from f. 19 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Wri... more

Coloured initial words from BL IO IsI 3679, f. 107v

Coloured initial words from BL IO IsI 3679, f. 107v

Text page with coloured initial words. Image taken from f. 107v of Guide of the Perplexed in Judeo-Arabic. Written in Judeo-Arabic.

Dragon and hybrid from BL Add 26968, f. 262v

Dragon and hybrid from BL Add 26968, f. 262v

Detail of an initial-word panel accompanied by a dragon and a hybrid, at the evening prayer for Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 262v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Wolf and lamb from BL Add 26968, f. 281v

Wolf and lamb from BL Add 26968, f. 281v

Detail of a partial foliate border inhabited by a wolf with a lamb in his mouth. Image taken from f. 281v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Lion from BL Add 26968, f. 207

Lion from BL Add 26968, f. 207

Detail of a marginal illustration of a lion perhaps connected to the word ~Judah~ appearing in the last line of the folio. Image taken from f. 207 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian ri... more

Nest from BL Add 26968, f. 283v

Nest from BL Add 26968, f. 283v

Partial foliate border with a nest full of young birds and a parent bird approaching. Image taken from f. 283v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Lighting of the Hanukkah lamp from BL Add 26968, f. 101

Lighting of the Hanukkah lamp from BL Add 26968, f. 101

Initial-word panel decorated with pen-flourishing. Framed marginal illustration of a man lighting the Hanukkah lamp with a congregation behind him. Image taken from f. 101 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for th... more

Neilah from BL Add 26968, f. 287

Neilah from BL Add 26968, f. 287

Drawing of two closed gates flanking a tower above the initial words, at the ~Neilah~ prayer. Image taken from f. 287 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Praying figures from BL Add 26968, ff. 167v-168

Praying figures from BL Add 26968, ff. 167v-168

Illustration of men in prayer, at texts for fast days. Image taken from ff. 167v-168 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Magpies from BL Add 26968, f. 282v

Magpies from BL Add 26968, f. 282v

Detail of a partial foliate border inhabited by two magpies. Image taken from f. 282v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 18684, f. 12

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 18684, f. 12

Detail of a page: initial-word panel inhabited by animals, dragons and hybrids. Image taken from f. 12 of Collection of halakhical works: ~Sefer Mitzwot Qatan~ ('SeMaQ') by Isaac of Corbeil with the additions o... more

Man with cup and ~matzah~ from BL Add 18684, f. 61v

Man with cup and ~matzah~ from BL Add 18684, f. 61v

A drawing of a man holding a cup and a ~matzah~ (unleavened bread), and his axe hanging from a trunk, next to the catchword. Image taken from f. 61v of Collection of halakhical works: ~Sefer Mitzwot Qatan~ ('Se... more

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Initial word ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning) inhabited by animals and human faces. Image taken from f. 3v of ~Gan Elohim~ (The Garden of God): supracommentary on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Detail of a full page drawing of the Sacrifice of Isaac, with captions in Ashkenazi square script. Isaac is kneeling on the altar, Abraham is lifting the knife, but an angel prevents him from hurting his son by... more

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Miniature of the Holy Ark with two doves symbolizing the cherubs, the Tablet of Law, and the Altar, with captions in Ashkenazi square script. Image taken from f. 2v of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 3

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 3

Detail of a page: Temple implements. Image taken from f. 3 of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Detail of a page: drawing of the Sacrifice of Isaac, with captions in Ashkenazi square script. Isaac is kneeling on the altar, Abraham is lifting the knife, but an angel prevents him from hurting his son by gra... more

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 3

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 3

Miniature of the basin, the table, the table of showbread, plates and dishes for incense, the musical instruments and the cleansing instruments, with captions in Ashkenazi square script. Image taken from f. 3 o... more

Menorah from BL Add 14759, f. 2

Menorah from BL Add 14759, f. 2

Full-page miniature of the menorah with caption in Ashkenazi square script. Image taken from f. 2 of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Ark of the Covenant with the cherubim from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Ark of the Covenant with the cherubim from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Detail of a page: the Ark of the Covenant with the cherubim. Image taken from f. 2v of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 14759, f. 1v

Full page drawing of the Sacrifice of Isaac, with captions in Ashkenazi square script. Isaac is kneeling on the altar, Abraham is lifting the knife, but an angel prevents him from hurting his son by grabbing hi... more

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Temple implements from BL Add 14759, f. 2v

Detail of a page: Temple implements. Image taken from f. 2v of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Menorah from BL Add 19944, f. 18v

Menorah from BL Add 19944, f. 18v

Micrography of a menorah, at Psalm 67. Image taken from f. 18v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~), Italian rite, volume 1. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Diagram from BL Arundel 113, f. 2

Diagram from BL Arundel 113, f. 2

Diagram. Image taken from f. 2 of Pharsalia. Written in Latin.

Diagrams from BL Harley 5433, f. 70

Diagrams from BL Harley 5433, f. 70

Diagrams in brown ink in the main text. Image taken from f. 70 of Commentary on Cicero's De somno Scipionis. Written in Latin.

Diagrams from BL Sloane 2320, f. 6

Diagrams from BL Sloane 2320, f. 6

Diagrams of some 'pictura urinarum', in a medical treatise. Image taken from f. 6 of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 20

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 20

Image taken from f. 20 of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Flasks from BL Sloane 2320, f. 2

Flasks from BL Sloane 2320, f. 2

Drawing of flasks. Image taken from f. 2 of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 6

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 6

Image taken from f. 6 of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 4v

Detail from BL Sloane 2320, f. 4v

3 jars. Image taken from f. 4v of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Zodiacal man from BL Sloane 2320, f. 20

Zodiacal man from BL Sloane 2320, f. 20

Drawing of a zodiacal man, in a medical treatise. Image taken from f. 20 of Medical treatises. Written in Latin and English.

Passover Eve celebration from BL Harley 5686, f. 61v

Passover Eve celebration from BL Harley 5686, f. 61v

Miniature of people celebrating Seder with a group of young men lifting the Seder basket over the table. Image taken from f. 61v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) with miscellaneous works in the margins. Writt... more

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 156

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 156

Detail of an initial-word panel. Image taken from f. 156 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) with miscellaneous works in the margins. Written in Hebrew.

Rabban Gamliel and ~matzah~ from BL Add 26957, f. 45

Rabban Gamliel and ~matzah~ from BL Add 26957, f. 45

There is a panther under the initial words ~Rabban Gamliel~. Next to the same passage, in the margin there is a bust of a man portraying Rabban Gamliel. Next to the subsequent passage, ‘This is ~matzah~ (unleav... more

Rabban Gamliel from BL Add 26957, f. 45

Rabban Gamliel from BL Add 26957, f. 45

Detail: a panther under the initial words ~Rabban Gamliel~. Next to the same passage, in the margin there is a bust of a man portraying Rabban Gamliel. Next to the subsequent passage, ‘This is ~matzah~ (unleave... more

Decorated page from BL Or 2348, f. 152

Decorated page from BL Or 2348, f. 152

Palmettes and micrographical design of fish at the Song of Moses (Deut. 32). Image taken from f. 152 of Grammatical introduction (~Makhberet ha-Tigan~) (ff. 1-37), Pentateuch with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (f... more

R. Eliezer and R. Akiva from BL Add 26957, f. 43v

R. Eliezer and R. Akiva from BL Add 26957, f. 43v

Portraits of Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Akiva. Image taken from f. 43v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 37

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 37

Detail: drawing of two dragons with their necks interwined, at the beginning of the prayers for Passover. Image taken from f. 37 of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Carpet pages from BL Or 2348, ff. 38v-39

Carpet pages from BL Or 2348, ff. 38v-39

Carpet pages with verses from the Psalms in micrographic design. Image taken from ff. 38v-39 of Grammatical introduction (~Makhberet ha-Tigan~) (ff. 1-37), Pentateuch with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (ff. 38v-e... more

Carpet pages with colophon from BL Or 2348, ff. 154v-155

Carpet pages with colophon from BL Or 2348, ff. 154v-155

Carpet pages with colophon. Image taken from ff. 154v-155 of Grammatical introduction (~Makhberet ha-Tigan~) (ff. 1-37), Pentateuch with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (ff. 38v-end). Written in Hebrew.

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 53v

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 53v

Drawings of two dragons at the beginning of the additional prayer (~musaf~) for Passover. Image taken from f. 53v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Colophon from BL Add 26957, f. 112

Colophon from BL Add 26957, f. 112

Colophon of the scribe and artist, Joel ben Simeon. Image taken from f. 112 of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Bread of Affliction from BL Add 26957, f. 39

Bread of Affliction from BL Add 26957, f. 39

Initial-word panels ~Ha~ (this) and ~Ma~ (what) decorated with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of the Haggadah. In the outer margin next to the initial-word panel ~Ha~, there is a drawing of a young couple li... more

R. Eliezer and R. Akiva from BL Add 26957, f. 43v

R. Eliezer and R. Akiva from BL Add 26957, f. 43v

Detail of a page: marginal drawings of Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Akiva. Image taken from f. 43v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated page from BL Or 2348, f. 151v

Decorated page from BL Or 2348, f. 151v

Palmettes and micrographical design of fish at the Song of Moses (Deut. 32). Image taken from f. 151v of Grammatical introduction (~Makhberet ha-Tigan~) (ff. 1-37), Pentateuch with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (... more

Confession from BL Add 26957, f. 74v

Confession from BL Add 26957, f. 74v

Marginal drawing of a lady praying at the beginning of the ~Widduy~ (confession prayer) for Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 74v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Bread of Affliction from BL Add 26957, f. 39

Bread of Affliction from BL Add 26957, f. 39

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Ha~ (this) decorated with pen-flourishing and a drawing of a young couple lifting a Seder basket in the margin, at the beginning of the Haggadah. Image taken from f. 39 of ... more

Havdalah from BL Add 26957, f. 31

Havdalah from BL Add 26957, f. 31

Detail: textual illustration of the havdalah over the cup of wine: a drawing of a bust of a lady lifting a chalice, in the outer margin. Image taken from f. 31 of Prayer book (siddur), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 53v

Dragons from BL Add 26957, f. 53v

Detail of a page: drawings of dragons. Image taken from f. 53v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Carpet page from BL Or 2348, f. 39

Carpet page from BL Or 2348, f. 39

Carpet page with verses from the Psalms in micrographic design. Image taken from f. 39 of Grammatical introduction (~Makhberet ha-Tigan~) (ff. 1-37), Pentateuch with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (ff. 38v-end). W... more

Bitter herb from BL Add 26957, f. 45v

Bitter herb from BL Add 26957, f. 45v

Detail: marginal drawing of a young man holding the ~maror~ (bitter herb) and pointing to the word ~maror~ at the beginning of the passage 'This bitter herb'. Image taken from f. 45v of Prayer book (~siddur~), ... more

Woman from BL Add 26957, f. 55v

Woman from BL Add 26957, f. 55v

Detail: marginal drawing of a female bust at the blessing for the Counting of the Omer. Image taken from f. 55v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Colophon from BL Add 26957, f. 112

Colophon from BL Add 26957, f. 112

Colophon of the scribe and artist, Joel ben Simeon. Image taken from f. 112 of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Casting the babies into the river from BL Add 26957, f. 42

Casting the babies into the river from BL Add 26957, f. 42

Textual illustration of ~ha-yeorah tashlihuhu~ (you shall cast [the male babies] into the river): a man casting a naked baby into the river. Image taken from f. 42 of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite. Writt... more

Havdalah from BL Add 26957, f. 31

Havdalah from BL Add 26957, f. 31

Textual illustration of the havdalah over the cup of wine: a drawing of a bust of a lady lifting a chalice, in the outer margin. Image taken from f. 31 of Prayer book (siddur), Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5531, f. 6v

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5531, f. 6v

Initial-word panel with pen-flourishing and a medallion formed by foliate motifs: a rooster holding a piece of wheat with a snake coiling on it in its beak, and above the rooster, there is a moon and a hexagram... more

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5531, f. 6v

Initial-word panel from BL Harley 5531, f. 6v

Detail of an initial-word panel with pen-flourishing and a medallion formed by foliate motifs: a rooster holding a piece of wheat with a snake coiling on it in its beak, and above the rooster, there is a moon a... more

Pen drawings from BL Harley 5531, f. 17v

Pen drawings from BL Harley 5531, f. 17v

Initial-word panel formed as a castle, with a male bust and a hare in the margin. Image taken from f. 17v of ~Baal ha-Lashon~ (The Master of the Language). Written in Hebrew.