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Decorated initial-word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Decorated initial-word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Initial word of the main text ~wa-yedabber~ (and [God] spoke) decorated by foliate scrolls and hybrid heads. The initial word of the Targumic text is decorated with the head of a dragon and a man, at the beginn... More

Adam and Eve from BL Harley 7621, f. 1

Adam and Eve from BL Harley 7621, f. 1

Detail of a pge: historiated initial-word panel, ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning), of the Original Sin, at the beginning of Genesis. Above the initial word, Adam and Eve are depicted under a tree holding apples, w... More

Esther and Ahasverus from BL Add 11639, f. 260v

Esther and Ahasverus from BL Add 11639, f. 260v

Full-page miniature of Ahasverus handing over the golden scepter to Esther in an architectural frame (Esther 8:4). Caption: 'This is Ahasverus held out the golden sceptre toward Esther, the queen'. Image taken ... 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 Add 26878, f. 107

Menorah from BL Add 26878, f. 107

Micrography of a menorah, at ~parashat wa-yaqhel~ (Ex. 35:1-38:20), next to the paragraph, ‘And he made the candlestick of pure gold’ (Ex. 37:17). Image taken from f. 107 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and R... More

Temptation from BL Add 11639, f. 520v

Temptation from BL Add 11639, f. 520v

Full-page miniature of Adam and Eve with the female-headed serpent and the Tree of Knowledge. Caption: 'This is Adam and Eve naked and the Tree of Knowledge and the serpent'. Image taken from f. 520v of Miscell... More

Decorated masoretic lists from BL Add 27167, ff. 5v-6

Decorated masoretic lists from BL Add 27167, ff. 5v-6

Decorated masoretic lists with initial-word panels and full borders, with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing. Image taken from ff. 5v-6 of Pentateuch (the 'Almanzi Pentateuch') with ~Haftarot~ and Five Scro... More

Bird from BL Harley 5709, f. 58v

Bird from BL Harley 5709, f. 58v

Drawing of a bird holding a hairy hybrid in its peak, at ~parashat wa-yehi~ (Gen. 47:28-50:26). Image taken from f. 58v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi’s commentary (ff. 1-240v), ~Haftarot~ with Ra... More

King Solomon from BL Add 11639, f. 116

King Solomon from BL Add 11639, f. 116

Full-page miniature of King Solomon seated on a chair reading a book. Inscription over his figure: ‘King Solomon’, inscription in the book: ‘Moses’ Law’. Image taken from f. 116 of Miscellany of biblical and ot... More

Jonah and the fish from BL Add 21160, f. 292

Jonah and the fish from BL Add 21160, f. 292

Detail of a page: micrography of Jonah being swallowed by the fish, at the text of Jonah, the ~haftarah~ for the afternoon service of Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 292 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1... More

King David from BL Add 11639, f. 117v

King David from BL Add 11639, f. 117v

Full-page miniature of King David playing a harp. Caption: 'This is King David playing a harp'. Image taken from f. 117v of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('The Northern French Miscellany' or earlier 't... More

Leviathan from BL Add 11639, f. 518v

Leviathan from BL Add 11639, f. 518v

Full-page miniature of one of the eschatological animals, the Leviathan. Caption: 'This is Leviathan'. Image taken from f. 518v of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('The Northern French Miscellany' or ear... More

Owl from BL Add 27167, f. 148v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Owl from BL Add 27167, f. 148v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a frontispiece at the beginning of Leviticus: initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral border inhabited by birds. Image taken from f. 148v of Pentateuch (the 'Almanzi Pentateuch') wi... More

Esther from BL Add 15282, f. 307v

Esther from BL Add 15282, f. 307v

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Wa-yehi~ (and it came to pass) embedded into a Gothic structure inhabited by dragons and different kinds of animals, at the beginning of Esther. Image taken from f. 307v of... More

King David playing the harp from BL Add 15282, f. 302

King David playing the harp from BL Add 15282, f. 302

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Divrei~ (words) with King David playing harp in the middle flanked by a lion and a stag, at the beginning of Ecclesiastes. Image taken from f. 302 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke ... More

Leviticus from BL Add 15282, f. 137

Leviticus from BL Add 15282, f. 137

Full-page miniature with diamonds inhabited by lions and spread eagles both crowned, and with the initial-word panel ~Wa-yiqra~ (and [the Lord] called) in its centre, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken ... More

Dragon and duck from BL Or 2736, f. 312v

Dragon and duck from BL Or 2736, f. 312v

Detail of paintings of dragon and a duck at the end of a passage in ~Pirqei Avot~. Image taken from f. 312v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Five Scrolls (~Hames... More

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Micrography of a rider holding a falcon escorted by a dog on folio 181v, at Leviticus 26. Image taken from f. 181v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~H... More

Leviticus from BL Add 11639, f. 51v

Leviticus from BL Add 11639, f. 51v

Detail of an initial-word panel ~Wa-yiqra~ (And the Lord called unto Moses) inhabited by two hybrids, at the top of the second text column, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 51v of Miscellany o... More

Cherubs from BL Add 11639, f. 522

Cherubs from BL Add 11639, f. 522

Full-page miniature of some of the Temple implements (the Ark of the Covenant, the Table of Shewbread, and a jar) and the two kerubim. Caption: 'These are the cherubs streching out their wings above the kappore... More

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 201v

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 201v

Micrograpy of an armoured knight on horseback approaching a castle, at Numbers (ch. 8-9). Image taken from f. 201v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~H... More

Carmina figurata of a hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 199

Carmina figurata of a hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 199

Carmina figurata of a hybrid, at parashat matot (Num. 30:2-32:42). Image taken from f. 199 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (Hamesh megillot; ff. 273-311v) and ... More

Chalice from BL Add 26878, f. 269

Chalice from BL Add 26878, f. 269

~Carmina figurata~ of a chalice held by an arm, at ~parashat we-zot ha-berakhah~ (Deut. 33:1-34:12). Image taken from f. 269 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~... More

King David playing the harp from BL Add 15282, f. 302

King David playing the harp from BL Add 15282, f. 302

Detail of an initial-word panel with King David playing harp in the middle flanked by a lion and a stag. Image taken from f. 302 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch') with Targum Onkelos (ff.... More

Genesis from BL Add 11639, f. 5v

Genesis from BL Add 11639, f. 5v

Initial-word panel, ~Bereshit~ (In the beginning) at the beginning of Genesis. The initial-word panel inhabited by dragons and connected to a vertical band running on the outer margin of the folio. Image taken ... More

Esther from BL Add 19776, f. 128

Esther from BL Add 19776, f. 128

Text page at the beginning of the Book of Esther belonging to the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh Megillot~). Image taken from f. 128 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Ha... More

Initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Detail: decorated initial word. Image taken from f. 57 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 273-311v) and ~Haftarot~(ff. 312-381) with Rashi... More

Lion from BL Harley 5709, f. 84v

Lion from BL Harley 5709, f. 84v

A drawing of a lion in the inner margin, at ~parashat mishpatim~ (Ex. 21:1-24:18). Image taken from f. 84v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi’s commentary (ff. 1-240v), ~Haftarot~ with Rashi’s commenta... More

The Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 11639, f. 521v

The Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 11639, f. 521v

Full-page miniature of Abraham lifting his knife upon Isaac and being stopped by an angel who is pointing to the substitute offering for Isaac, the ram stuck in the bush. Caption: 'This is the sacrifice of Isaa... More

Celestial bodies from BL Add 11639, f. 517

Celestial bodies from BL Add 11639, f. 517

Full-page miniature of the celestial bodies, with the sun, moon, and stars represented within a wheel. Caption: ‘These are a sun and a moon and stars within this wheel' . Yael Zirlin identify the miniature with... 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

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

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 3

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 3

Detail: decorated initial-word panel ~Bereshit~ (In the beginning), at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Pentateuch, Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~) and ~Haftarot~ with ~masorah~ and Rash's co... More

The zodiac cycle from BL Add 11639, f. 516v

The zodiac cycle from BL Add 11639, f. 516v

Full-page miniature of the plan of nine spheres according to the Ptolemaic system. Outermost circle: the Hebrew names of the zodiac signs, the second circle: names of Hebrew months corresponding to the zodiac s... More

Ruth from BL Add 15282, f. 294 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Ruth from BL Add 15282, f. 294 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a full-page panel: initial-word panel ~Wa-yehi~ (and it came to pass) inhabited by hybrids, a lion and a deer, at the beginning of Ruth. Image taken from f. 294 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's Ge... More

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 192v

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 192v

Micrography of a knight on horseback, caption: 'Joseph', at Numbers (ch. 4). Image taken from f. 192v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillo... More

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 1861, f. 223v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 1861, f. 223v

Detail of a page: initial-word panel with penwork decoration, at the beginning of Ruth. Image taken from f. 223v of Pentateuch with Targum and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-219); Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; f... More

Ecclesiastes from BL Add 19776, f. 124

Ecclesiastes from BL Add 19776, f. 124

Text page at the beginning of Ecclesiastes belonging to the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh Megillot~). Image taken from f. 124 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot... More

The Bread of Affliction from BL Add 11639, f. 205

The Bread of Affliction from BL Add 11639, f. 205

Ritual illustration of celebrants around a Seder table with the master of the house lifting the first cup, at the beginning of the Haggadah. Image taken from f. 205 of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('T... More

Moses and Aaron and Hor from BL Add 11639, f. 525v

Moses and Aaron and Hor from BL Add 11639, f. 525v

Full-page miniature of Moses keeping his hands lifted by the help Aaron and Hor during the war against the Amalekites (Ex. 17:12). Caption: 'This is Moses, and Aaron and Hor supporting his hands'. Image taken f... More

Frontispiece from BL Add 15283, f. 48v

Frontispiece from BL Add 15283, f. 48v

Frontispiece at the beginning of Exodus with penwork decoration and full foliate border. Image taken from f. 48v of Pentateuch, ~Haftarot~ and the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~). Written in Hebrew.

Unicorn and bear from BL Add 15282, f. 296v

Unicorn and bear from BL Add 15282, f. 296v

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Shir~ (song) inhabited by a bear and a unicorn, at the beginning of Song of Songs. Image taken from f. 296v of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch') with Ta... More

Decorated masoretic list from BL Add 27167, f. 6

Decorated masoretic list from BL Add 27167, f. 6

Decorated masoretic list with initial-word panels and a full border, with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 6 of Pentateuch (the 'Almanzi Pentateuch') with ~Haftarot~ and Five Scrolls ... More

Micrography from BL Harley 5773, f. 5v

Micrography from BL Harley 5773, f. 5v

Micrography and decorated ~parashah~ sign at the beginning of ~parashat Noah~ (Gen. 6:9-11:32). Image taken from f. 5v of Pentateuch (the 'London Catalan Pentateuch') (ff. 1v-171v), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 172-225), an... More

Lamentations from BL Add 19776, f. 121v

Lamentations from BL Add 19776, f. 121v

Initial word decorated with penwork, on a text page at the beginning of the Book of Lamentations belonging to the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh Megillot~). Image taken from f. 121v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch... More

Diagram in the calendar from BL Add 11639, f. 542v

Diagram in the calendar from BL Add 11639, f. 542v

Full-page diagram in the calendar. Image taken from f. 542v of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('The Northern French Miscellany' or earlier 'the British Museum Miscellany'): including the Pentateuch, ~Ha... More

Book cover for Pentateuch and Five Scrolls

Book cover for Pentateuch and Five Scrolls

Public domain photo of a golden object, Europe, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ezekiel's vision from BL Add 21160, f. 285

Ezekiel's vision from BL Add 21160, f. 285

Detail of a page: micrography of the four creatures of Ezekiel's vision, at the text of Ezekiel, the ~haftarah~ for the first day of Shemini Atzeret. Image taken from f. 285 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (f... More

Hananyah, Mishael and Azaryah from BL Add 11639, f. 259v

Hananyah, Mishael and Azaryah from BL Add 11639, f. 259v

Full-page miniature depicting scenes from Daniel. Upper register: Hananyah, Mishael, Azaryah in front of Nebuchadnezzar. Caption: 'This is Nebuchadnezzar talking to Hananyah, Mishael, and Azaryah.' Lower regis... More

Hybrids and unicorns from BL Add 15282, f. 314

Hybrids and unicorns from BL Add 15282, f. 314

Initial-word panel ~Koh~ (so) incorporated into a Gothic architectural structure inhabited by two armed hybrids and two unicorns, at the beginning of the ~Haftarot~. Image taken from f. 314 of Pentateuch (the '... More

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 19944, f. 112

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 19944, f. 112

Initial-word panel decorated with a floral border inhabited by putti and birds, at the beginning of the mishnaic tractate ~Pirqei Avot~. Image taken from f. 112 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the ... More

Folio with illegible inscriptions on the upper part from BL Add 11639, f. 1

Folio with illegible inscriptions on the upper part from BL Add 11639,...

Folio with illegible inscriptions on the upper part. Image taken from f. 1 of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('The Northern French Miscellany' or earlier 'the British Museum Miscellany'): including the ... More

Deer from BL Add 19776, f. 55v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Deer from BL Add 19776, f. 55v - Public domain document scan of drawin...

Detail of a page: marginal drawing of a deer. Image taken from f. 55v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot~, and grammatical treatises. Written in Hebrew.

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 201v

Knight from BL Add 21160, f. 201v

Detail: micrograpy of an armoured knight on horseback approaching a castle, at Numbers (ch. 8-9). Image taken from f. 201v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scro... More

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 188

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 188

Micrography of two dogs chasing a deer, at Numbers (ch. 2-3). Image taken from f. 188 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 298-318)... More

Micrography from BL Harley 5773, f. 56

Micrography from BL Harley 5773, f. 56

Micrography at Genesis 15. Image taken from f. 56 of Pentateuch (the 'London Catalan Pentateuch') (ff. 1v-171v), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 172-225), and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 225-246) with ~masorah magna~... More

Dog and hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 49v

Dog and hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 49v

Drawings of a dog and two hybrids at the marginal text column containing Rashi’s commentary. Image taken from f. 49v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh m... More

Decorated chapter numbers from BL Or 9900, f. 16

Decorated chapter numbers from BL Or 9900, f. 16

Decorated chapter numbers of the Psalms with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 16 of Parts of the Scriptures (~Ketuvim~): Psalms (ff. 6v-109v), Proverbs (ff. 110-146), Job (ff. 146v-188), Five Scrolls (~Ham... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 21160, f. 63v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 21160, f. 63v

Initial word ~We-elle shemot~ (And these are the names) inhabited by dragons, birds, hybrids, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 63v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 2... More

Frontispiece from BL Add 15283, f. 88

Frontispiece from BL Add 15283, f. 88

Frontispiece at the beginning of Leviticus: initial-word panel is decorated with penwork and full floral border. Image taken from f. 88 of Pentateuch, ~Haftarot~ and the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~). Writte... More

Aaron's rod from BL Add 11639, f. 519v

Aaron's rod from BL Add 11639, f. 519v

Full-page miniature of the twelve rods with the flourishing rod of Aaron in the middle (Num. 17:17-25). Caption: 'These are the twelve rods, and the rod of Aaron was among their rods'. Image taken from f. 519v ... More

Man with lulav from BL Or 2736, f. 470v

Man with lulav from BL Or 2736, f. 470v

Detail of a man in a pointed hat holding a branch of ~lulav~, pen drawing at Shemini Atzeret. Image taken from f. 470v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Five Scro... More

Inhabited frames from BL Or 2736, ff. 8v-9

Inhabited frames from BL Or 2736, ff. 8v-9

f. 8v: text in decorated frame and marginal drawing of a man aiming a bird with his bow; f. 9: text in frame with penwork decoration inhabited by a hybrid, a bird and two human heads, at the list of the Psalms.... More

Rider from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Rider from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Detail of a page: micrography of a rider holding a falcon escorted by a dog on folio 181v, at Leviticus 26. Image taken from f. 181v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and... More

Threefold catchword from BL Add 26878, f. 16v

Threefold catchword from BL Add 26878, f. 16v

Threefold catchword in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 16v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 273-311v) and ~Haftarot~(ff. 312-381) ... More

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 113v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 113v

Initial-word panel inhabited by a lion and a bird, and decorated with gold letters, white vine motifs, and foliate motif at the corners, at the beginning of ~parashat wa-era~ (Ex. 6:2-9:35). Image taken from f.... More

Exodus from BL Add 15282, f. 75v

Exodus from BL Add 15282, f. 75v

Full-page miniature of a Gothic structure inhabited by dragons and incorporating the initial-word panel ~We-elleh~ (and these), at the beginning of Exodus. The circular form of the initial-word panel is surroun... More

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Decorated initial word ~We-elleh~ (and these) with the moon, the sun and a star, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 57v of Pentateuch with Targum and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-219); Five Scrolls (... More

Colophon from BL Add 19776, f. 169v

Colophon from BL Add 19776, f. 169v

A colophon by Simhah Levi the scribe a the end of the ~Haftarot~. Image taken from f. 169v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot~, and grammatical treatise... More

Hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 199

Hybrid from BL Add 26878, f. 199

Detail: ~carmina figurata~ of a hybrid, at ~parashat matot~ (Num. 30:2-32:42). Image taken from f. 199 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. ... More

Carmina figurata of a dragon from BL Add 26878, f. 133v

Carmina figurata of a dragon from BL Add 26878, f. 133v

Carmina figurata of a dragon, at parashat metzura (Lev. 14:1-15:33). Image taken from f. 133v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (Hamesh megillot; ff. 273-311v) a... More

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 257v

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 257v

Detail of a page: initial-word panel with gold letters, pen-flourishing and medallions inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 257v of Pentateuch, Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~)... More

Decorated ~parashah~ sign from BL Add 27167, f. 105

Decorated ~parashah~ sign from BL Add 27167, f. 105

~Parashah~ sign decorated with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 105 of Pentateuch (the 'Almanzi Pentateuch') with ~Haftarot~ and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~). Written in Hebrew.

Diagrams of the Holy Land from BL Add 26878, f. 205

Diagrams of the Holy Land from BL Add 26878, f. 205

Detail: diagrams of the Holy Land, at Numbers 34. Image taken from f. 205 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 273-311v) and ~Haftarot~(ff. ... More

Moses hitting the rock from BL Add 11639, f. 743

Moses hitting the rock from BL Add 11639, f. 743

Full-page miniature of Moses hitting the rock in the desert to bring forth water with two Israelites behind his back. Image taken from f. 743 of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('The Northern French Misc... More

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 182

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 182

Micrography of a fish and entangled beasts with foliate. Image taken from f. 182 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 298-318), Job... 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

Hybrids and unicorns from BL Add 15282, f. 314

Hybrids and unicorns from BL Add 15282, f. 314

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Koh~ (so) incorporated into a Gothic architectural structure inhabited by two armed hybrids and two unicorns, at the beginning of the ~Haftarot~. Image taken from f. 314 of... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Initial word ~We-elleh~ (and these) inhabited by two dragons, at the beginning of Exodus; unfinished. Image taken from f. 50v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (... More

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 7621, f. 191

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 7621, f. 191

Initial-word panel decorated with floral border inhabited by birds, at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 191 of Pentateuch with Rashi's commentary and Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-310v); ~Haftarot~ with co... More

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 257v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 257v

Initial-word panel with gold letters, pen-flourishing and medallions inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 257v of Pentateuch, Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~) and ~Haftarot~ wi... More

Micrography of a dragon from BL Add 15282, f. 16

Micrography of a dragon from BL Add 15282, f. 16

Micrography of a dragon with foliate tail in the outer margin, at Genesis 13. Image taken from f. 16 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch') with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-290), small pieces on the... More

Leviticus from BL Add 11639, f. 51v

Leviticus from BL Add 11639, f. 51v

Miniature of a horse in a panel at the bottom of the first text column, at the end of Exodus. Initial-word panel ~Wa-yiqra~ (And the Lord called unto Moses) inhabited by two hybrids, at the top of the second te... More

Ram from BL Add 15282, f. 28 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Ram from BL Add 15282, f. 28 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail: micrography of the ram stuck in the bush in the outer margin, at the Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22). Image taken from f. 28 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch') with Targum Onkelos ... More

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 39

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 39

Initial-word panel with gold letters, foliate motifs at the corners and a small dragon included into a golden medallion, at the beginning of ~parashat hayyei Sarah~ (Gen. 23:1-25:18). Image taken from f. 39 of ... More

Dragons from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Dragons from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Detail of a page: initial word accompanied by dragons. Image taken from f. 50v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 273-311v) and ~Haftarot~... More

Esther from BL Add 15282, f. 307v

Esther from BL Add 15282, f. 307v

Initial-word panel ~Wa-yehi~ (and it came to pass) embedded into a Gothic structure inhabited by dragons and different kinds of animals, at the beginning of Esther. Image taken from f. 307v of Pentateuch (the '... More

Dragon from BL Add 26878, f. 11v

Dragon from BL Add 26878, f. 11v

Detail of a page: decorated initial word accompanied by a dragon in the main text; decorated initial-word panel in the marginal text. Image taken from f. 11v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commen... More

Raven and lion from BL Or 2736, f. 3v

Raven and lion from BL Or 2736, f. 3v

Owner’s inscription of Daniel ben Samuel ha-Rofe, in decorated frame inhabited by a raven and a lion, at the list of the Psalms. Image taken from f. 3v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of... More

Dragons from BL Add 11639, f. 68v

Dragons from BL Add 11639, f. 68v

Miniature of a dragon in a panel at the bottom of the first text column, at the end of Leviticus. Initial-word panel ~Wa-yedabber~ (And the Lord spake unto Moses) inhabited by a dragon, at the beginning of Numb... More

Micrography from BL Add 19776, f. 7

Micrography from BL Add 19776, f. 7

Text page from Genesis with micrography from masoretic notes. Image taken from f. 7 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot~, and grammatical treatises. Writ... More

Noah's Ark from BL Add 11639, f. 521

Noah's Ark from BL Add 11639, f. 521

Full-page miniature of Noah's Ark with the raven seated on the ark and the dove returning with a sprig of olive in its peak (Gen. 8:7-11). Caption: 'This is Noah in the ark and the dove resting on it'. Image ta... More

Mivrography from BL Add 15282, f. 57v

Mivrography from BL Add 15282, f. 57v

Marginal micrographic design of foliate scroll. Image taken from f. 57v of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch') with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-290), small pieces on the feasts (ff. 291-293v), Five ... More

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 11639, f. 306v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 11639, f. 306v

Inhabited initial-word panel with the name of the scribe ('Benjamin, the scribe') and the first word of a hymn for Passover composed by Benjamin ben Azriel. Image taken from f. 306v of Miscellany of biblical an... More

Aaron as High Priest from BL Add 11639, f. 114

Aaron as High Priest from BL Add 11639, f. 114

Full-page miniature of Aaron pouring oil into the lighted lamps of the Tabernacle menorah. Caption: ‘This is the menorah, and Aaron putting oil to the lamps.’ Image taken from f. 114 of Miscellany of biblical a... More

Text page from BL Add 19776, f. 234v

Text page from BL Add 19776, f. 234v

Text page, at the beginning of the masoretic notes on Esther. Image taken from f. 234v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot~, and grammatical treatises. W... More

Text page from BL Add 27167, f. 149

Text page from BL Add 27167, f. 149

Text page. Image taken from f. 149 of Pentateuch (the 'Almanzi Pentateuch') with ~Haftarot~ and Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~). Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 19776, f. 96v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 19776, f. 96v

Initial-word panel, ~Elleh~ (these) with gold letters and inhabited by dragons and hybrids, at the beginning of Deuteronomy. Image taken from f. 96v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scroll... More

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 15283, f. 258v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 15283, f. 258v

Decorated initial-word panel at the beginning of Esther. Image taken from f. 258v of Pentateuch, ~Haftarot~ and the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~). Written in Hebrew.

Detail of a page: inhabited initial-word panel at the .. from BL Add 19776, f. 170

Detail of a page: inhabited initial-word panel at the .. from BL Add 1...

Detail of a page: inhabited initial-word panel at the beginning of the grammatical treatise of Yequtiel ben Judah ha-Naqdan, ~Ein ha-Qoreh~ (The Eye of the Reader). The gold initial word, ~Barukh~ (blessed) is ... More

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