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Lot 521: Two Leaves of Handwritten Piyutim, 18th/19th Centuries
August 28, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Two leaves in Samaritan handwriting, piyutim for Yom Kippur and in honor of the book Molad Moshe, by the High Priest Shlomo ben Tabiah and by Mashallamah ben Ab-Sakuwah Haddanafi, [18th/19th centuries].
1. Section of an unknown piyut for Yom Kippur. Apparently, the High Priest Shlomo ben Tabiah wrote the piyut (served from 1798-1855) and apparently it was copied in his handwriting. Incomplete.
2. Piyut by the poet Mashallamah ben Ab-Sakuwah Haddanafi; signed with an acrostic Mashallamah ben Zohar HaRamachi, 17th century. The work relates the story of the birth and activities of Moshe until Israel left Egypt and his praises). Colophon (in Arabic): "Poem written by the honored uncle elder in Israel the elder uncle Mashallamah ben Uncle Ab-Sakuwah Haddanafi, wrote it at the time of the call of the Molad called by Uncle Ab-Sakuwah Haddanafi when he dwelled in the new home". Copied by Abraham ben Ya'akov Haddanafi (lived 1710-1787).
 handwritten pp. written on two leaves, 16 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Tears to fold lines and margins. On one leaf, paper was glued to reinforce the vertical fold line.