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Opening to the Seder from BL Or 2884, f. 27v

Opening to the Seder from BL Or 2884, f. 27v

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There are two decorated initial-word panels on this page, at the benediction of the first cup of wine. The upper one is embellished with gold foliage, the lower one is with penwork decoration. The text is surrounded by a frame decorated with foliate and geometrical forms. In the lower register, but still inside the frame, flanked by two coats of arms there is a seated man holding a cup representing the First cup out of the four that should be drunk on Seder eve. Image taken from f. 27v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Hebrew manuscripts in the British museum

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1300 - 1500
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British Library
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