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  • Subject is exactly "Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts"

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Illuminations_from_Hebrew_Bibleo_of_Leningrad-1989.jpg
This portfolio consists of facsimiles from the illuminated Bibles in the Firkovitch Collection at the Leningrad Public Library. There are 27 plates from the original edition published in 1905 and 25 additional plates added for the 1989 edition. The…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/BM675_P4_J4_v1-Birds_Head_Haggada.jpg
The Bird’s Head manuscript, the earliest surviving illustrated Ashkenazi Haggada, is named for the figures drawn with birds' heads on human forms. These composite creatures are most probably griffins. Many scholars believe the use of imaginary…
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