Barcelona Haggadah

Folio 31

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Folio 31

Whoever narrates at length the Exodus … is to be highly praised. Two mounted knights joust, while hares and hounds are seen in chase, playfully reversing nature in the scene on the right where the hare pursues a fleeing hound. The shields and helmets of the knights are embellished with silver leaf.
The initial word panel on fol. 31b contains the Hebrew word for ‘Once when…’ that begins the account of the five rabbis of Bne Brak who discussed the Exodus from Egypt throughout one night, until their students came to tell them it was time for morning prayers. Each rabbi, shown bust-length, peers out of a round-topped window, while two students appear outside, the first pulling the gilded handle of the wooden door and unlocking the golden lock. The decorative border of the page is inhabited by dragon-like forms and unusual birds, and near the top of the right-hand margin a hound catches a hare. In the upper left a rabbit plays the bagpipes, while at the right an apelike figure blows a large horn.
Leaf size is approximately 255 x 190mm (10 x 7.5in)

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