Thursday, 7 August 2008

Owl hunt?

Highly decorated text, including border decoration of a centaur shooting at an owl and a hunter with his dog catching rabbits. It also shows a heron holding a snake in it's beak. A beautiful page from a mid-13th century Haggadah from Catalonia at the University of Manchester's Rylands Library. The Haggadah (Hebrew: הגדה) is a Jewish religious text that sets out the order of the Passover Seder. Haggadah, meaning "telling," is a fulfillment of the scriptural commandment to each Jew to "tell your son" about the Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus in the Torah.

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