British Library Hebrew manuscripts site.

Research into pre17th century Jewish calligraphy and illumination is difficult to find. Here’s some great information on this topic. Thank you MARYA KARGASHINA

Novgorod to Three Mountains

A useful looking resource:

The British Library has set up a new page focusing on Hebrew manuscripts, many medieval. The digital collection includes Haggadahs, Torahs, Pentateuchs, and various treatises. Additionally, the site has articles explaining various aspects of these manuscripts.

Check them out here.

Some examples:

14th c Pentateuch

Excerpts from Maimonides’ Code of Law, embellished with sumptuous full-border illuminations. Mishneh Torah, Lisbon, 1472 CE (Harley MS 5698)

The 14th c. Golden Haggadah

15th c Pentateuch

Header image is a Pentateuch ca 1300.

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