Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1052, Exodus 26:33 to 30:14

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Title

MS 1052, Exodus 26:33 to 30:14

Description

This Torah fragment comes from an Iraqi scroll. It contains four columns of text written on a rich golden tan gevil. Its text details the design of the priestly
vestments to be worn when performing the service in the desert tabernacle.
This scroll is described as originally coming from Persia. However, its writing is typical of that of Baghdad. The parchment is double-ruled and formatted to contain 54 lines per column. The script is written with a sharp reed with just a hair’s breadth separating between each letter.
Typical of this writ are the MEMs with their VAVs "stuck" to the body of the letter. Likewise, the GIMMELs have their bottom feet stuck to the lower extremity of the letter. The text also exhibits the adoption of newer writing conventions like the YUDs with the "prickle" of Rabennu Tam and CHETs with a pitched roof. Tagin are thin and well delineated with each crownlet shaped like a miniature letter ZAYIN. The parchment and ink remain in very good condition despite their age.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 150 years.

Format

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Extent

25" x 23"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1052, Exodus 26:33 to 30:14,” Humanities Hub, accessed December 8, 2023, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/324.