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Topic: initial word

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 84v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 84v

Initial-word panel decorated with elaborate pen-flourishing spreading to the margins. Image taken from f. 84v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 93

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 93

Initial-word panels decorated with elaborate pen-flourishing spreading to the margins. Image taken from f. 93 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 26968, ff. 28v-29

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 26968, ff. 28v-29

Initial-word panels with pen-flourishing Image taken from ff. 28v-29 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 26968, ff. 26v-27

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 26968, ff. 26v-27

Initial-word panels with pen-flourishing. Image taken from ff. 26v-27 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 9

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 9

Initial-word panel ~le-menatzeah~ (for the conductor) decorated with elaborate pen-flourishing spreading to the margins, at the beginning of Psalm 19. Image taken from f. 9 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for t... more

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

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

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 of Moses of Zürich ... more

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

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 71v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 71v

Initial-word panels decorated with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 71v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~), Italian rite, volume 2. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 140

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 140

Initial-word panels decorated with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 140 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~), Italian rite, volume 2. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 79

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 19945, f. 79

Initial-word panels decorated with foliate motifs and floral border, at the beginning of the section on Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 79 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~), Italian rite, volume 2. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 385

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 385

Initial-word panel decorated with foliate scroll. Image taken from f. 385 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) with miscellaneous works in the margins. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 156

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 156

Initial-word panel decorated with floral border. Image taken from f. 156 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) with miscellaneous works in the margins. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 8

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5686, f. 8

Initial-word panel decorated with penwork and floral border inhabited by a bird. There is an illegible inscription inserted into the banderol above and beneath the initial word. Image taken from f. 8 of Festiva... 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.

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

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5716, f. 151

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5716, f. 151

Detail of a page: initial-word panel ~Barukh~ (blessed) framed by a full floral border. Image taken from f. 151 of ~Arbaah Turim~ (The Four Pillars). Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 8

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 8

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border inhabited by birds. Image taken from f. 8 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 6

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 6

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 6 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 2v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 2v

Initial-word panel decorated with penwork decoration and full foliate and penwork border. Image taken from f. 2v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 5v

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 5v

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 5v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 13v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 16

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 16

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 16 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 8v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 8v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full foliate and penwork border. Image taken from f. 8v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 4v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 4v

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 4v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 2

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 2

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 2 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2626, f. 61v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2626, f. 61v

Detail: initial-word panel, ~We-elleh shemot~ (and these are the names) with penwork decoration at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 61v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~... more

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 9v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 9v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 9v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 182

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 182

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 182 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 7v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 7v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border inhabited by birds and a dragon. Image taken from f. 7v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateu... more

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 7

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 7

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 7 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 13v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 5

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 5

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border inhabited by birds. Image taken from f. 5 of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 184v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 184v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 184v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 1v

Initial-word panels and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 1v

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border inhabited by birds and with a coat of arms of fleur-de-lis. Image taken from f. 1v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magn... more

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 6v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 6v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 1

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 1

Initial-word panel ~Elu~ (these) decorated with white vine scrolls, and surrounded by full border with floral motifs. Image taken from f. 1 of Prayer book, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 1

Initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 1

Detail: initial-word panel ~Elu~ (these) decorated with white vine scrolls. Image taken from f. 1 of Prayer book, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 14v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27029, f. 14v

Initial-word panel decorated with geometrical and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 14v of Prayer book, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 19776, f. 1v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 19776, f. 1v

Decorated initial-word panel, ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning), at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 1v of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), ~Haftarot~, an... more

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

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 57

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 57

Decorated initial-word panels with gold letters: The first initial-word panel, ~Shefokh~ (pour out) is the beginning of the introductory sentence to the second part of the Hallel. Image taken from f. 57 of Hagg... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 124v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 124v

Initial-word panel decorated with penwork and white vine motifs at the ~musaf~ for Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 124v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur, North African rite. ... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27210, f. 62

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27210, f. 62

Decorated initial-word panel. Image taken from f. 62 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5710, f. 34v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 5710, f. 34v

Initial-word panel ~Elleh~ (these) decorated with penwork and accompanied by a foliate border inhabited by two fish and a dragon, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 34v of Bible with ~masorah magna... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 28v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 28v

Decorated initial-word panels, ~Mah~ (how, Psalm 116:12) and ~Hallelu~ (praise, Psalm 117), in the second part of the Hallel. Image taken from f. 28v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). ... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 37

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 37

Decorated initial-word panel with gold letters and foliate spreading to the upper margin. Image taken from f. 37 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2627, f. 256v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2627, f. 256v

Initial word panel with penwork decoration with full floral and penwork border, at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 256v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Prophets. ... more

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 411

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 411

Initial-word panel inhabited by a small bird (a duck?) and decorated with gold letters and gold leaves at the corners, at the beginning of ~parashat wa-yelekh~ (Deut. 31:1-30). Image taken from f. 411 of Pentat... more

Initial-word panel from BL Add 14761, f. 65v

Initial-word panel from BL Add 14761, f. 65v

Historiated initial-word panel: ~Halleluyah~ (Praise the Lord) of a service in the synagogue, at the beginning of the Hallel. Image taken from f. 65v of Haggadah, liturgical poems and biblical readings for Pass... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 14762, f. 45

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 14762, f. 45

Detail of an initial-word panel with gold letters decorated with foliate motifs, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for Passover, 'The strength of your miraculous powers' (Davidson vol. 1, 1871). Next to the... more

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 26896, f. 130v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Add 26896, f. 130v

Initial-word panel ~or~ (light) with letters inhabited by hybrids, and framed by foliate scroll, at the beginning of a poem for Passover (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1962). Image taken from f. 130v o... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 226

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 226

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with foliate scrolls. Image taken from f. 226 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 18970, f. 23v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 18970, f. 23v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 23v of Hebrew Grammar: ~Petah Devarai~ (ff. 1-103v), ~Luhot ha-poel~ (ff. 106v-124v). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 127v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 127v

Decorated initial-word panel with foliate motifs and a hybrid. Image taken from f. 127v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 20

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 20

Decorated initial-word panel with gold letters. Image taken from f. 20 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27210, f. 68

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27210, f. 68

Decorated initial-word panels. Image taken from f. 68 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 47v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2884, f. 47v

Decorated initial-word panel with gold letters, ~R. Akiva~, foliate in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 47v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 4v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 4v

Initial-word panel decorated with penwork and pen-flourishing at the beginning of the section for the New Year. Image taken from f. 4v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur, North... more

Decorated initial and initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 17

Decorated initial and initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 17

A decorated initial ~R~, the abbrevitation of 'rabbi' (Rabbi Yose ha-Galili) and a decorated initial-word panel, in foliate frame. Image taken from f. 17 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 62v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 62v

Decorated initial-word panels with gold and silver letters and pen-flourishing, in Psalm 118, in the Hallel. Image taken from f. 62v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel and foliate border from BL Add 15423, f. 87

Initial-word panel and foliate border from BL Add 15423, f. 87

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied by foliate border, at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 87 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 41

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 41

Decorated initial-word panels with gold and silver letters and pen-flourishing. In the lower miniature, there is a human-headed, dragon-bodied hybrid staring upwards. Image taken from f. 41 of Haggadah for Pass... more

Initial-word panel from BL Or 11594, f. 47

Initial-word panel from BL Or 11594, f. 47

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration. Image taken from f. 47 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for the whole year, Sephardic rite, with the commentary of Joseph Zaddik. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 11657, f. 171v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 11657, f. 171v

Initial-word panel ~Hazon~ (vision) with geometric motifs and penwork decoration, constituting part of an architectural structure with two curved columns, at the beginning of Isaiah, the first of the Latter Pro... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 1487, f. 111

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 1487, f. 111

Initial-word panels with penwork decoration at the beginning of the commentary on Leviticus. Image taken from f. 111 of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Harley 5710, f. 215v

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Harley 5710, f. 215v

Detail of an initial-word panel ~We-ha-melekh~ (and the king) decorated with penwork and inhabited by two birds, at the beginning of 1 Kings. Image taken from f. 215v of Bible with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~. ... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 11657, f. 332v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 11657, f. 332v

Detail of a decorated initial-word panel ~Masa~ (burden), at the beginning of Nahum. Image taken from f. 332v of Former and Latter Prophets (~Neviim~). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 21967, f. 151

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 21967, f. 151

Initial-word panel ~Sefer~ (book) flanked by foliate scrolls, at the beginning of the second book of Avicenna’s Canon. Image taken from f. 151 of Hebrew translation of the first two books of Avicenna's Canon. W... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27210, f. 73

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Add 27210, f. 73

Decorated initial-word panels. Image taken from f. 73 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 53

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 53

Decorated initial-word panels with gold and silver letters, and foliate spreading to the upper margin. Image taken from f. 53 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2737, f. 49v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2737, f. 49v

Decorated initial-word panel in foliate frame, at the beginning of the Targumic paraphrase of Ex. 19 (Targum Jonathan). Image taken from f. 49v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Writte... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 1404, f. 20v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 1404, f. 20v

Initial-word panels with gold letters, white vine motifs and foliate decoration, at the beginning and within Psalm 116. Image taken from f. 20v of Haggadah with commentary and liturgical poems for Passover (the... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 21v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 14061, f. 21v

Decorated initial-word panel accompanied with foliate scrolls inhabited by a dragon. Image taken from f. 21v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 138v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 5600, f. 138v

Initial-word panel decorated with white vine motifs at the beginning of the ~minhah~ for Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 138v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur, North African ... more

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 452

Inhabited initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 452

Initial-word panel inhabited by a dragon and a bird, decorated with gold letters, white vine scrolls and gold leaves at the corners, at the beginning of Ruth. Image taken from f. 452 of Pentateuch, Five Scrolls... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27167, f. 441

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 27167, f. 441

Initial-word panel ~Wa-yehi biyemei Ahashwerush hu~ (now it came to pass in the days of Ahasverus) decorated with penwork and pen-flourishing in the margins, at the beginning of Esther. Image taken from f. 441 ... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 1861, f. 132v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Harley 1861, f. 132v

Detail of a page: initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full border with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 132v of Pentateuch with Targum and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-2... 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

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

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

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~; ff. 220-244v); ~Haf... more

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 195

Initial-word panel from BL Or 2696, f. 195

Detail of a page: initial-word panel with gold letters, pen-flourishing and medallions inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of the Book of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 195 of Pentateuch, Five Scrolls (~Hame... more

Initial-word panel from BL Or 1424, f. 3v

Initial-word panel from BL Or 1424, f. 3v

Detail: initial-word panel, ~Parashat yom shishi~ at the beginning of a weekly portion of the Torah for Passover (Num. (9:1-14) with gold letters, foliate, a bird, and the distorted figure of a man. Image taken... more

Initial-word panel from BL Or 11594, f. 47

Initial-word panel from BL Or 11594, f. 47

Detail of an initial-word panel with penwork decoration. Image taken from f. 47 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for the whole year, Sephardic rite, with the commentary of Joseph Zaddik. Written in Hebrew.

Initial-word panel from BL Add 26933, f. 6v

Initial-word panel from BL Add 26933, f. 6v

Detail of an initial-word panel with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing, inhabited by a dragon. Image taken from f. 6v of Commentary on the Pentateuch in an abridged form. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2628, f. 138v

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Or 2628, f. 138v

Initial-word panel decorated with penwork and accompanied with embellished bands, at the beginning of Ruth. Image taken from f. 138v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Hagiogra... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 1404, f. 27v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 1404, f. 27v

Three initial-word panels with white vine motifs and foliate decoration, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (litugrical poem) for Passover. Image taken from f. 27v of Haggadah with commentary and liturgical poems f... more

Decorated initial-word panel with full border from BL Harley 5698, f. 31v

Decorated initial-word panel with full border from BL Harley 5698, f. ...

Initial-word panel with gold letters and penwork decoration, foliate full border inhabited by birds in the margins, at the beginning of ~Sefer ha-Mada~. Image taken from f. 31v of Lisbon Mishneh Torah, volume 1... more

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 38v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2884, f. 38v

Two decorated initial-word panels, the upper one is with gold and silver letters and with foliate on the top. Image taken from f. 38v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.