Berakhot ʻal ḳeriʼat ha-Megilah, ברכות על קריאת המגילה, שושנת יעקב, Shoshanat Yaʻaḳov, קורא מגילה, Ḳore megilah
Berakhot ʻal ḳeriʼat ha-Megilah.
ברכות על קריאת המגילה.
Modigliano, Menahem, owner.
Jewish Theological Seminary Library. Manuscript. (NS)BL6.
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Date Issued:||before 5520 i.e. 1759 or 1760]|
|Place of Publication:||Italy|
|Extent:||1 leaf : parchment, col. ill. ; 33 x 59.1 cm.|
|Abstract/Description:||Blessings and piyutim for the reading of the Scroll of Esther according to the Italian rite.|
The blessings are written in three columns and include: the three blessings recited before the megillah reading, ha-Rav et Rivenu, an excerpt from Shoshanat Yaʻaḳov and Ḳore Megilah; according its provenance note (transcribed below), this item accompanied an Esther scroll.
Decoration: A continuous arcade of three round arches frames the megillah's blessings. Each of the yellow arches is outlined in orange, and is embellished with orange foliate scrolls. The four supporting columns have light blue shafts, carried on orange and yellow square bases and topped by blue and gold capitals. Each of the three text columns within the arcade is surmounted by an opening word, written decoratively in large gold letters. A wide rectangular frame filled with large orange, yellow and pink flowers carried on ocre-colored stems surrounds the central arcade. A gold and blue crown occupies the frame's top center. At bottom center is an orange- and peach-colored wreath that
Decoration executed in watercolor and gold paint
The numbers "3146 D" and "00039" are written in pencil on the back of the panel.
Shelfmark: New York, Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, (NS)BL6.
Digitization funded by the Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky Digitization Project.
Dimensions in inches: 13 x 23 1/4 in.
Hebrew : Italian square hand.
Owner's inscription: המגילה הזאת של מנחם ב"מ מודיליאנו יצ"ו בשנ' התק"ך ("This [is] the megillah of Menahem Modigliano, in the year 5520 [1759 or 1760]")
The decoration has faded in many areas. The panel is otherwise in fair condition.
Benediction -- Judaism
Purim -- Liturgy -- Texts
Judaism -- Italian rite -- Liturgy -- Manuscripts
|Library Classification:||MS (NS)BL6|
|Held by:||Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary JT1 RBR|
|Shelf locator:||MS (NS)BL6|