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Xanten Bible

Collection Data

Description
This two-volume manuscript on vellum of the entire Hebrew Bible carries the colophon: "I, Joseph of Xanten, son of Kalonymus from Neuss have written and illustrated these twenty-four books for my friend Moses, Son of Jacob."
Names
Ha-Nakdan, Joseph ben Kalonymus, of Xanten, died after 1294 (Illuminator)
Ha-Nakdan, Joseph ben Kalonymus, of Xanten, died after 1294 (Calligrapher)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1294
Place: Xanten, Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Hebrew Ms. 1
Topics
Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Genres
Manuscripts
Bible. O.T.
Bibles
Notes
Statement of responsibility: written in Hebrew by Joseph ben Kalonymus ha-Nakdan, of Xanten
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. (254, 202 folios): numerous pen and ink sketches
Bound in 2 volumes in red velvet.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.01.4020
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dc853890-c5f7-012f-8020-58d385a7bc34
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