kovetz le-pesach
Scribe: Shalom Yehudah Menashe Shalom Yosef Azouri
baghdad(?), iraq 1900
Paper, ink, paint

Apparently the most popular manuscript for decoration in Iraq was the compendium of prayers for Passover. This brightly colored example is more finely done than most, but the form is normal, using all the elements which go into the making of such manuscripts in Iraq in the late 19th century: exquisite calligraphy, hollow letters, delicate colors and pleasing page designs. The red leather binding is also typical of this place and time. Of particular note is an illusration of a cat and a fish.

76 Pages; Height: 13.9 cm; Width: 9.9 cm; Depth: 1 cm

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