Song of Songs

Unknown artist   -  
Leipzig Mahzor (Vollers 1102/1, fol. 64v): Iti MeLevanon

The loving couple sits on a bench, on either side of a plant.  He gestures indicating speech; he is wearing a Judenhut (Jews’ hat) a long cloak.  She wears a crown, a red dress with yellow sleeves and a round yellow badge, required of Jews throughout the middle ages. Both of their faces are distorted, perhaps to look like birds. Below them, appears the Hebrew word Iti, the beginning of a liturgical poem based on the Song of Songs.


Source: Song of Songs 4:8
Color illumination
Universitaetsbibliothek, Leipzig
Date : c. 1310 - 1320
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Creation
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Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
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Judah and Tamar
Joseph
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The Burning Bush
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Song of Songs
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