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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Job's wealth restored at the end of the story. Fol. 64v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.

Rothschild Miscellany

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-17

The Rothschild Miscellany is a unique lavishly illuminated compendium-manuscript adorned with magnificent miniatures in gold and silver leafs and precious pigments. The illustrations offer a rare window into the religious customs, daily lives and fashion of Italian Renaissance Jewry. It represents the creative pinnacle of Hebrew manuscript painting in the 15th century and is an unparalleled example of Jewish heritage from a period in which very few Jewish objects of material culture remain.

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Job's wealth restored at the end of the story. Fol. 64v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Job's wealth restored at the end of the story. Fol. 64v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm.
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Sabbath Morning Service, Taking out of the Torah. Fol. 105v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Sabbath Morning Service, Taking out of the Torah. Fol. 105v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm.
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Marriage Ceremony. Fol. 120v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Marriage Ceremony. Fol. 120v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm.
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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Blessing on the Lulav, Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles). Fol. 147r. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Blessing on the Lulav, Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles). Fol. 147r. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Preliminary preparations for Passover. Fol. 155v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Preliminary preparations for Passover. Fol. 155v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Illustrations to the opening of the Passover Haggadah - the Passover eve. Fol. 157r. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Illustrations to the opening of the Passover Haggadah - the Passover eve. Fol. 157r. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Illustration to conclusion of prayer- book: the hymn Adon Olam (The Lord of the World). Fol. 274v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
Illustration to conclusion of prayer- book: the hymn Adon Olam (The Lord of the World). Fol. 274v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80.
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Illustration to Meshal ha-Kadmoni (Proverb of the Ancients). Fol. 312r.
Illustration to Meshal ha-Kadmoni (Proverb of the Ancients). Right panel: Image of the wolf sitting in his dwelling, while he has hidden two witnesses behind the fence. Left panel: Image of the bear beheading the fox for his transgression. Fol. 312r.
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Illustration to The Death of Alexander in Muserei ha-Pilosofim (Apothegms of the Philosophers), translation from the Arabic of a philosophical book by Hunayn abu Ishaq (Iraq, 9th century). Fol. 460r.
Illustration to The Death of Alexander in Muserei ha-Pilosofim (Apothegms of the Philosophers), translation from the Arabic of a philosophical book by Hunayn abu Ishaq (Iraq, 9th century). Fol. 460r.
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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