Seder Piyuttim Hadashim ve-gam Yeshanim...
Scribe: Ezra Meir
Joannina, Greece, 1866
Paper, ink

This manuscript is a compilation of piyuttim (medieval poems) from the city of Loannina in northern Greece. This city's community rite is Romaniote, in keeping with the traditions of ancient Eretz Israel. Such religious poems were extensively recited by the Jews of the Mediterranean Basin and by the eastern Jews. The composers of such poems were quite well known. The title page is decorated with an arch, trees and an urn of flowers, in some ways reminiscent of the decorations on Islamic headstones in the area.

49 Pages; Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 12 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm


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