|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionZentralbibliothek
ShelfmarkMs. Heid. 134
Manuscript TitleMahzor according to the Ashkenazi rite
CaptionParchment · I + 94 + I ff. · 23-23.1 x 16.5 cm · Poland · 14th century
Manuscript SummaryBeautifully illuminated Maḥzor for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur according to the Ashkenazi rite. It is however possible to surmise that this manuscript was produced in Poland during the 14th century, as its script resembles that of contemporary Hebrew manuscript fragments of maḥzorim produced in Poland. This manuscript of middle-sized format, enclosing several ornate initial words and illuminated frames, contains the liturgy for the High Holidays of Rosh ha-Shana and Yom Kippur, including many liturgical poems (piyyutim) displayed in several columns, and was destined for public use by the precentor (ḥazan) at the synagogue. However, the particularity of this maḥzor lies in the presence of a woman’s name, גננא כהנת (Jeanne Kohenet), inserted within the painted letters of a decorated monumental initial word. She was probably the patron of this manuscript and either the daughter or wife of a cohen. The manuscript is incomplete at the beginning and at the end.
Standard descriptionDr. Justine Isserles, Research Associate, EPHE-SAPRAT, Paris, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Heid-0134 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Heid-0134)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/zbz-Ms-Heid-0134/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteZürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. Heid. 134: Mahzor according to the Ashkenazi rite (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/zbz/Ms-Heid-0134).
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental
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