This is a reproduction of a double-sided folio from the Kennicott Bible.
The front contains RaDak's Sefer Mikhlol, elegantly decorated with intricate geometrical designs dotted with gold, multicolored inks and gargoyle heads embellishing the red and black text. The reverse side features a dense but delicate multicolored foliage scroll, interspersed with flowers, which contrasts with the geometrical lace above the arcades and red filigree frame. Dragon heads are used as the base and capitals of the arcades.
The Kennicott Bible is one of the most lavish mediaeval Spanish manuscripts in existence. This completely vocalised Bible with massoretic notes, hand-written in a clear Sephardi script of the Middle Ages, was lavishly illuminated and bound into goatskin box binding, blind-embossed on all six sides. The Bible is a treasure of the Bodliean Library in Oxford, England and named after Benjamin Kennicott, the English Hebraist (1718-1783) who continued the English tradition of studying the Hebrew bible.
Each Kennicott Bible facsimile is printed in up to 12 colors on specially made parchment paper and burnished gold was copied by laying metal leaf by hand. Produced in England by Facsimile Editions.
12-1/2"t x 10"w