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Hebrew Manuscripts

Illustrated Hebrew Manuscripts.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Frontispiece to ~Hoshen ha-Mishpat~ from BL Harley 5717, f. 79
Hebrew manuscripts in the British museum
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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

Diagram from BL Add 14763, f. 190v

Diagram from BL Add 14763, f. 190v

Diagram of the four main winds, in Aristotle's Meteorology. Image taken from f. 190v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's Hebrew t... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Decorated 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 foreign terms). Ima... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 165v

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 165v

Decorated panel around the closure of the text column, at the end of Solomon ibn Gabirol's ~Keter malkhut~ (A Crown of Kingship). Image taken from f. 165v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. th... more

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 163

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 163

Decorated panel around the initial words of Solomon ibn Gabirol's ~Keter malkhut~ (A Crown of Kingship) and partial border in the inner margin. Image taken from f. 163 of Miscellany of philosophical works inclu... more

Partial border from BL Add 14763, f. 201v

Partial border from BL Add 14763, f. 201v

Partial border between the two text columns, at the Hebrew translation of al-Farabi's ~Sefer Hathalot ha-Nimtzaot~ (The Book of Principles). Image taken from f. 201v of Miscellany of philosophical works includi... more

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Illustration of the explanation about the division of the Red Sea, at chapter 5 of Maimonides' commentary on tractate Avot of the Mishnah: 'They [the waters] were divided into many paths equal to the number of ... 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 panel from BL Add 14763, f. 117v

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 117v

Decorated panel and partial border, at the beginning of Maimonides' treatise on ~Pereq Heleq~ (the tenth chapter of the mishnaic tractate, Sanhedrin). Image taken from f. 117v of Miscellany of philosophical wor... more

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 198v

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 198v

Decorated panel around the initial words of the Hebrew translation of al-Farabi's ~Sefer hathalot ha-nimtzaot~ (The Book of Principles) and partial border in the inner margin. Image taken from f. 198v of Miscel... more

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 118v

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 118v

Panels decorated with foliate scrolls, at Maimonides' treatise on ~Pereq Heleq~ (the tenth chapter of the mishnaic tractate, Sanhedrin). Image taken from f. 118v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel and foliate scroll between the two text columns. Image taken from f. 167 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimoni... more

Foliate scroll from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Foliate scroll from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Decorated initial-word panel and foliate scroll between the two text columns. Image taken from f. 167 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn ... more

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Detail of a page: illustration of the explanation about the division of the Red Sea, at chapter 5 of Maimonides' commentary on tractate Avot of the Mishnah: 'They [the waters] were divided into many paths equal... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 198

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 198

Decorated panel surrounding the closure of the text column at the end of the Hebrew translation of Aristotle's Meteorology (by Samuel ibn Tibbon). Image taken from f. 198 of Miscellany of philosophical works in... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 148

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 148

Decorated panel at the closure of a text column framing the end of Maimonides' ~Tehiyyat ha-metim~ (Epistle on the resurrection of the dead) and the colophon of the scribe. Image taken from f. 148 of Miscellany... more

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 117

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 117

Panels decorated with foliate scrolls around the text columns, and partial border, at the end of the Guide of the Perplexed and the colophon of the scribe. Image taken from f. 117 of Miscellany of philosophical... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 76

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 76

Decorated panel framing the closure of the text column, at Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. Image taken from f. 76 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonide... more

Initial words from BL Add 14763, f. 134

Initial words from BL Add 14763, f. 134

Initial words decorated with blue and red flourishing. Image taken from f. 134 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's Hebrew transla... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5

Initial words accompanied by a panel inhabited by hybrids and a penwork embellishment, at the beginning of the Guide of the Perplexed. Image taken from f. 5 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimo... more

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Detail of initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the second part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 63 of Guide of the Perpl... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 27

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 27

Penwork embellishments accompanying the initial words and spreading to the entire length of the leaf. Image taken from f. 27 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's tra... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5v

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5v

Panel inhabited by a hybrid, accompanying the initial words of a section. Image taken from f. 5v of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's translation (ff. 3-169v); ~Per... 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

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the second part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 63 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Mor... more

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 110

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 110

Initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the third part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 110 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Mor... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 178

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 178

Penwork embellishments accompanying the initial words and spreading to the entire length of the leaf. Image taken from f. 178 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's tr... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 7v

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 7v

Panel inhabited by a hybrid, accompanying the initial words of a section. Image taken from f. 7v of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's translation (ff. 3-169v); ~Per... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, ff. 26v-27

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, ff. 26v-27

Penwork embellishments spreading to the entire length of the leaves and inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of various chapters. Image taken from ff. 26v-27 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Ma... 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

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

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27137, f. 259

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27137, f. 259

Initial-word panels decorated with pen-flourishing spreading into the entire length of the folio by text columns, at the beginning of ~Dinei ha-piqadon~, the chapter on depositing. Image taken from f. 259 of Fo... more

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

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Detail: threefold miniature of a rabbinical court in the middle, a transaction involving money on the left, and an act of crime on the right. The miniature is flanked by the two initial words of the book, ~Rabb... more

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

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

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~, the ch... 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

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Threefold miniature of a rabbinical court in the middle, a transaction involving money on the left, and an act of crime on the right. The miniature is flanked by the two initial words of the book, ~Rabban~ and ... more

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

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

Initial-word panel decorated with pen-flourishing spreading into the entire length of the folio framing the text column, at the beginning of ~Hilkhot nahalot~, the chapter on inheritance. Image taken from f. 24... more

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Detail of a page: threefold miniature of a rabbinical court in the middle, a transaction involving money on the left, and an act of crime on the right. The miniature is flanked by the two initial words of the b... more

Detail from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail of a page: initial words of the section on Seder Nashim (Laws of Women) is accompanied by decorated panels. Full foliate border inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 97v of Decisions of Isa... more

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail of a border inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 97v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Spread eagle from BL Or 5024, f. 91

Spread eagle from BL Or 5024, f. 91

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied by a foliate scroll coming out of the mouths of two dragons and inhabited by a spread eagle, at the beginning of the section on the laws of Yom Kippur. Image taken from ... more

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Detail of a foliate border with leaves forming medallions inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 3v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Initial-word panel and inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel and foliate border with leaves forming medallions inhabited by animals. Image taken from f. 171 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah... more

Purim from BL Or 5024, f. 79v

Purim from BL Or 5024, f. 79v

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with foliate scroll inhabited by a man reading an Esther-scroll, at the beginning of the chapter on Megillah. Image taken from f. 79v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the... more

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

The initial words of the section on Seder Nashim (Laws of Women) is accompanied by decorated panels. Full foliate border inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 97v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani t... 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

Selling a ship from BL Or 5024, f. 225v

Selling a ship from BL Or 5024, f. 225v

Detail: a miniature of a man selling his ship, at the beginning of the section on selling a ship. Image taken from f. 225v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Watering from BL Or 5024, f. 85

Watering from BL Or 5024, f. 85

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel accompanied by foliate scrolls and an illustration of a man watering his plants in the garden, at the beginning of the section on watering. Image taken from f. 85 ... more

Carpenters from BL Or 5024, f. 184v

Carpenters from BL Or 5024, f. 184v

Detail of a leaf: a miniature of two carpenters working, at the beginning of the chapter on wood theft. Image taken from f. 184v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Wri... 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

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel accompanied with a partial foliate border coming out of the mouths of two lion heads. Image taken from f. 56 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei R... more

Unleavened bread from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Unleavened bread from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with a partial foliate border coming out of the mouths of two lion heads. At the top of the border, there is a hand holding a ~matzah~ (unleavened bread), at the beginni... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 132v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 132v

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with foliate scroll spreading to the margin, at the beginning of the section on divorce. Image taken from f. 132v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Ra... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 9

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 9

Initial-word panel inhabited by a dragon and decorated with gold vines, accompanied with two foliate scrolls. Image taken from f. 9 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). ... more

Initial-word panel and foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Initial-word panel and foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Decorated initial-word panel, and partial foliate border with leaves forming medallions inhabited by animals and birds, and with an emblem of a lion and a rooster in the upper left corner. Image taken from f. 3... more

Man with megillah from BL Or 5600, f. 79v

Man with megillah from BL Or 5600, f. 79v

Detail of a page: miniature of a man reading an Esther-scroll, at the beginning of the chapter on Megillah. Image taken from f. 79v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). ... more

Cattle from BL Or 5024, f. 177

Cattle from BL Or 5024, f. 177

Detail of a leaf: a miniature of three cattle: a bull, a cow and a calf in the lower margin with the bull hurting the pregnant cow, at a subsection on damages. Image taken from f. 177 of Decisions of Isaiah of ... more

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Detail of a foliate border with leaves forming medallions inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 3v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Hanukkah lamp from BL Or 5024, f. 19

Hanukkah lamp from BL Or 5024, f. 19

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with a partial foliate border in the outer margin inhabited by a deer. In the upper margin, illustration of a man lighting the Hanukkah lamp, at the beginning of the sec... more

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Inhabited border from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail of a border inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 97v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in .. from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in .. from BL Or...

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in the lower margin, at the beginning of the section on damages. Image taken from f. 171 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah... more

Man with lulav and etrog from BL Or 5024, f. 70v

Man with lulav and etrog from BL Or 5024, f. 70v

Detail of a page: miniature of a man holding a ~lulav~ branch and an ~etrog~ (a species of citrus), at the beginning of the tractate on Sukkot. Image taken from f. 70v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younge... more

Unleavened bread from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Unleavened bread from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Detail of a border, there is a hand holding a ~matzah~ (unleavened bread), at the beginning of the tractate on Passover. Image taken from f. 56 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshaya... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 258

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5024, f. 258

Initial-word panel decorated with foliate scrolls and two birds and accompanied with a foliate scroll. Image taken from f. 258 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Writt... more

Sukkot from BL Or 5024, f. 70v

Sukkot from BL Or 5024, f. 70v

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with a partial foliate border coming out of the mouth of a horse, and with an illustration of the ~sukkah~ (booth for Sukkot) and a man holding a ~lulav~ branch and an ~... more

Emblem of a lion and a rooster from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Emblem of a lion and a rooster from BL Or 5024, f. 3v

Detail of a foliate border: an emblem of a lion and a rooster. Image taken from f. 3v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

Dog attacking a deer from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Dog attacking a deer from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Decorated initial-word panel and foliate border with leaves forming medallions inhabited by animals and a dog attacking a deer in the lower margin, at the beginning of the section on damages. Image taken from f... more

Sanhedrin from BL Or 5024, f. 241

Sanhedrin from BL Or 5024, f. 241

Detail of a page: miniature of three judges constituting the smallest possible Jewish court and a scribe, at the beginning of the chapter on the Sanhedrin. Image taken from f. 241 of Decisions of Isaiah of Tran... more

Eruv from BL Or 5024, f. 40v

Eruv from BL Or 5024, f. 40v

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel accompanied with foliate scrolls and with an illustration of a man creating an ~eruv~ (Shabbat fence), at the beginning of the section on ~eruvin~. Image taken fro... more

Bulls from BL Or 5024, f. 176

Bulls from BL Or 5024, f. 176

Detail of a page: miniature of three bulls one hurting the others, at a subsection on damages. Image taken from f. 176 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.

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.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 294v

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 294v

Detail of a marginal painting of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 294v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Man and lion fighting from BL Add 26968, f. 253

Man and lion fighting from BL Add 26968, f. 253

Drawing of a tree inhabited by birds and next to it a knight in armour and a lion. Image taken from f. 253 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Textual illustrations from BL Add 26968, f. 111v

Textual illustrations from BL Add 26968, f. 111v

Framed marginal illustration of two scenes, probably depicting Abraham breaking the idols, and Abraham in front of King Nimrod, illustrating the passage, 'We were slaves'. The scene in the lower margin depicts ... more

Mourner from BL Add 26968, f. 326

Mourner from BL Add 26968, f. 326

Detail of a marginal painting of a mourner, at a text for burial service. Image taken from f. 326 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Sukkah from BL Add 26968, f. 316v

Sukkah from BL Add 26968, f. 316v

Painting of a ~sukkah~ (booth built for Sukkot) with a spread table and three figures, at the end of the Sukkot liturgy. Image taken from f. 316v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rit... more

Nest from BL Add 26968, f. 283v

Nest from BL Add 26968, f. 283v

Detail of a 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.

Hoshanot from BL Add 26968, ff. 303v-304

Hoshanot from BL Add 26968, ff. 303v-304

Marginal paintings of a group of men holding branches, and one of them holding a book, at Hoshanah Rabbah. Image taken from ff. 303v-304 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Writte... more

Man with lulav from BL Add 26968, f. 298v

Man with lulav from BL Add 26968, f. 298v

Marginal painting of a man holding a branch of ~lulav~ and an ~etrog~, at Sukkot. Image taken from f. 298v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Blowing the shofar from BL Add 26968, f. 248

Blowing the shofar from BL Add 26968, f. 248

Detail of a marginal painting of a man blowing the shofar in the margin, at an instruction to blow the shofar. Image taken from f. 248 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Man in prayer from BL Add 26968, f. 301

Man in prayer from BL Add 26968, f. 301

Detail of a marginal painting of a man in prayer, at Sukkot. Image taken from f. 301 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Embellished column from BL Add 26968, f. 270v

Embellished column from BL Add 26968, f. 270v

Embellished column made up of initial-word panels and panels inhabited by horsemen and a hare, at a liturgical poem for Yom Kippur (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1262). Image taken from f. 270v of Pray... more

Sukkah from BL Add 26968, f. 316v

Sukkah from BL Add 26968, f. 316v

Detail of a painting of a ~sukkah~ (booth built for Sukkot) with a spread table and three figures, at the end of the Sukkot liturgy. Image taken from f. 316v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year,... more

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 259v

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 259v

Coat of arms with three angular strips. Image taken from f. 259v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Birds from BL Add 26968, f. 279v

Birds from BL Add 26968, f. 279v

Detail of a partial foliate border inhabited by a parrot and a duck. Image taken from f. 279v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Man wrestling with a lion from BL Add 26968, f. 340

Man wrestling with a lion from BL Add 26968, f. 340

Marginal drawing of a man wrestling with a lion (Samson?), at the end of the Siddur. Image taken from f. 340 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

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.