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Title Rothschild Vienna Mahzor Fol. 19v.
Related place Vienna (Austria) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Citation Note Austria
Vienna
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
Cod. Hebr. 242
Content Ashkenazi
Host Item CJA Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts-101-0197044
Description Fol. 19v: An elaborate architectonic panel with a Gothic arch, occupying almost the entire page, encloses the initial word "King" (מלך) opening the yozer (hymn) "Melekh Azur Gevurah" (The Lord clothed with strength מלך אזור גבורה) (מ 1529 ) for the first day of the New Year. The word is written in the lower part of the arch which is filled with a blue background decorated with lighter blue scrolls ending with red dotted flowers. The word is written in display script in gold leaf outlined in red. The yellow arch is decorated with crockets and a finial at the centre, and supported by two columns, each topped by a turret. Light green spandrels are decorated with dark green branches, some faded, and decorated on top by a crenellated wall in yellow, mustard and the parchment background. The panel rests on the back of two confronting lions executed in yellow, mustard and black contours, which are standing on a ground line of grass and flowers. Along the right side of the panel is a brown foliate scroll while along the left side there is an empty space probably intended for a similar scroll. On the top right of the page is the initial word "Blessed" (ברוך) set within a small panel, opening the yozer blessing for New Year. It is written in dark brown letters outlined in yellow on the red background of the panel which is decorated with thin yellow scrolls ending with dotted yellow flowers. The panel is double framed with yellow and mustard coloured lines. The last two words of the blessing: אמר ויהי (And God said Let there be) is covered by the arch's finial. A later hand added in semi-cursive script these two words to the left of the finial.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts-101-0197044
System Number 997003928520405171

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