(active 1320s in Catalonia)

The Golden Haggadah

Manuscript (Additional Ms. 27), 247 x 195 mm
British Library, London

The Golden Haggadah, written in Hebrew, is the earliest Spanish example to include a complete cycle of illustrations to the biblical books of Genesis and Exodus. The 14 pages of miniatures are all composed in the same way: there are four bordered scenes on each page that have to be followed from right to left, just as when reading Hebrew. The miniatures were executed by two anonymous northern Spanish illuminators.

This scene on folio 9r depicts 9r depicts the discovery of the infant Moses in the Nile.