Sarajevo Haggadah

Kingdom of Aragon, probably Barcelona (Spain) — Around 1350

Sarajevo Haggadah

Sarajevo Haggadah

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Short Description

The Sarajevo Haggadah is one of the oldest Sephardic Haggadot in the world, originating in Barcelona ca. 1350. It was created using bleached calfskin and was illuminated with copper and gold including 69 miniatures as well as numerous decorative initials and incipits. The first 34 pages of the book present biblical scenes from Creation through the death of Moses, but the last four miniatures are secular in nature, which is exceptional. Wine stains on the pages indicate that it was actually used at numerous Passover Seders. The manuscript has had a tumultuous history, having been nearly destroyed on several occasions, but has thankfully survived to the present and was added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 2017.

Codicology
Size / Format
164 folios / 22.8 × 16.5 cm
Date
Around 1350
Language
Illustrations
69 miniatures
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2 available facsimile edition(s) of „Sarajevo Haggadah“

The Sarajevo Haggadah Facsimile

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The Sarajevo Haggadah Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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1 volume by Eugen Werber
Language: English
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.

The Sarajevo Haggadah Facsimile

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The Sarajevo Haggadah Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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1 volume by Cecil Roth
Language: Hebrew
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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