Scene from Exodus=Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah'') Origin Spain, N. E., Catalonia (Barcelona?) Date 2nd quarter of the 14th century Language Hebrew Script Sephardi square script, punctuated
British Library, Additional 14761, detail of f. 26v (‘The first cup’). Haggadah, liturgical poems and biblical readings for Passover (The ‘Barcelona Haggadah’), Sephardic rite. Barcelona, c.1340. ” …miniature of a pig-like figure lifting the first cup of wine and a hare placing a stick upon a dog’s head.
Barcelona Haggadah, folio 43. The BARCELONA HAGGADAH is one of the finest illuminated Hebrew manuscripts in The British Library. Written in about 1340 when Barcelona was home to a flourishing centre of manuscript illumination, the Haggadah is outstanding for the rich decorative and representational illuminations scattered throughout the text. Its fanciful figures, medieval musical instruments and pictorial scenes provide fascinating insights into Jewish life in medieval Spain.
Death of Samson - Chronique of Baudouin d'Avennes (L'histoire tripartite, Le trésor de sapience) Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges?) Date 1473 and c. 1480 Language French Script Gothic cursive (bâtarde) Artists Master of the Soane Josephus; follower of Loyset Liédet
Twelve tribes of Israel- Detailed record for Additional 18856 Author Guyart des Moulins Title Bible historiale (Grande Bible historiale complétée, with prologues), volume 1 Origin France, Central (Paris) Date c.1420