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Kaufmann Haggadah facsimile 14 th Century Spain

Kaufmann Haggadah facsimile 14 th Century Spain
Kaufmann Haggadah facsimile 14 th Century Spain

Kaufmann Haggadah
Facsimile
14th Century Spain
One of the finest examples of the illuminated Haggadah, the Kaufmann Haggadah is composed of 2 parts: 14 full page miniatures, and a decorated text. The episodes depicted in the miniatures recapitulate the Exodus story beginning with the discovery of the infant Moses in the Nile and ending with Miriam's song by the Red Sea. Also included is a miniature of preparations for Passover. The text decorations are quite elaborate, and in addition to the conventional representations of the rabbis in Bene Brak, the four sons, matzah and bitter herbs, include biblical episodes already depicted in the full page miniatures. Scholars theorize that three artists collaborated on the illustrations. Unfortunately, the miniatures were rearranged at some point in the volume's transmission, and as a result they are out of order.
Above, Moses turns his staff into a snake as a sign for the Israelites that God sent him (Exodus 4:31). Below is a depiction of the first plague--the waters of the Nile are turned into blood (Exodus 7:21).
Hungarian Academy of Sciences


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