Monday, August 01, 2005

Oh where, oh where, has the style gone

Sefer Va-YiqraManuscript on parchment, 12th or 13th century, Mediterranean. Oriental square script.Or.4737, f. 41r.¶ The Book of Leviticus in a separate volume, with Masora and illuminations in a typical oriental style reminiscent of Qur’an texts (note the use of verse indicators).Written by Chasdai ben Yeshua in the year 1604 of the Seleucid Era (1292-1293 CE).

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