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Lot 515: Parchment Leaf - Verses and Forms Used for Writing Amulets, 16th Century

Auction no. 33 - Book, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

August 28, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Parchment leaf, Samaritan manuscript containing verses from the Torah and forms used for writing amulets, [16th century].
Begins with 10 sayings used to create the world. Later are verses used for writing amulets for requesting cures: Abraham prays for Avimelech, Moshe for Miriam, etc. The charts contain word abbreviations and letter combinations and at the bottom are names of G-d. Star of David with the letters of G-d's name.
In the 16th century, the Samaritans ceased processing skins for writing Torah scrolls but continued to process skins for binding Torah scrolls and prayer books.
Length: Approximately 30 cm, Width: 14-21 cm. Good-fair condition. Wear, tears, several repairs with tape.

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