(active around 1430 in Upper Rhine)

Darmstadt Pessach Haggadah

c. 1430
Manuscript (Ms. Or. 8), 355 x 245 mm (folio size)
Hessische Landesbibliothek, Darmstadt

The ornamental decoration on folio 48v features a gilded Hebrew word on a black ground. This word begins the text recited on the first evening of Passover. The significance of the individual figures in the Gothic structures framing the word is now lost.

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