AUCTION 11 | Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 201


Shevithi. Hebrew manuscript in Italian square script, extensively and elaborately illuminated in multi-colors. Executed on paper. Central Ark of the Covenant with two golden Cherubs flanking the Decalogue. To the right, the Temple Candelabra bearing the verses of Psalm LXVII on stem and branches. To the left, the Table of Show-bread as a talisman for wealth. Below, the Priestly Hands flanking a jug of incense with the inscription; ”Aaron shall burn the incense.” Above, amid elegant drappery, the three crowns of Torah, Priesthood and Monarchy are all majestically depicted Single leaf laid down, damp stained at margin. 4to

Italy: 18th Century

Est: $7,000 - $10,000
An artistically exquisite and finely-wrought Shevithi. The iconographic element of burning incense relates to the traditional belief of such a motif warding off plague and eradicating illness JIM- THIS IS THE ONE MANUSCRIPT THAT IS ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR (I CHANGED THE CATCHWORD FROM SHEVITHI TO ITALY)