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Book Illustration

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Author(s): Kogman-Appel, Katrin | Wiesemann, Falk
1. ManuscriptsPainted miniatures appeared in Hebrew manuscripts for the first time in Egypt in 929; in Europe they became common beginning in the 1230s. In Ashkenaz the first illuminated manuscript appeared in Würzburg, in 1232/33, where a copy of Rashi’s Bible commentary was illustrated in the Christian workshop of Heinrich the painter (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS heb. 5/I–II). Several communal maḥzorim were richly decorated in Franconia and the Lower Rhine region in the mid-1200s, a…
Date: 2023-11-20