Barcelona Haggadah

Folio 64

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Folio 64

Not only our fathers … Therefore it is our duty to thank, praise extol, glorify … Praise the Lord.’ Some of the marginalia on fol. 64a, have been left incompletely painted, so the brown preparatory drawing of the hybrid dragon’s head and legs, and of the human face of the grotesque that holds a bagpipe on the left, are still visible. The black outlines that give a finished appearance to the work are also missing, leaving visible the outline of the letters written by the scribe before the illuminator added the gold leaf. Verso, the conclusion of the narrative section of the Haggadah, before the beginning of the sequence of Psalms known as the Hallel, is marked by the prayer beginning with the word ‘Therefore’, on fol. 64b, including an illustration of a man seated on a wooden stool within the initial word panel. The figure raises a large, oddly proportioned gold goblet, its long neck extending into the upper margin, that rests on the palm of his left hand. At this point in the ceremony it is customary to raise one’s glass, a ritual illustrated in many fourteenth-century Haggadot.

Leaf size is approximately 255 x 190mm (10 x 7.5in)

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