Lot 518: Supplication - Samaritan Manuscript, 18th Century
August 28, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Supplication, manuscript on paper. Writing: Ab-Sakuwah ben Abraham Haddanafi. [18th century].
Written in Samaritan writing on the inner part of a leaf folded into two. Divided into 22 stanzas by alphabetical order [this manuscript has only Stanzas Aleph-Samech]. The writer signs his name in the first stanza Ab-Sakuwah, in an acrostic. On the outer side of the leaf is a decorated inscription in Samaritan writing in especially large letters, on the front, "The L-d our G-d the L-d is One" and on the back: "For your salvation we have hoped our L-d"; added on the front are nice illustrations of branches with leaves and fruit, in purple ink. Ab-Sakuwah son of Abraham Haddanafi - Head of the Danafi family lived at the end of the 17th century and at the beginning of the 18th century. See also next item.
 pages, 33.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Fold and wear marks. Stains. Tears to fold lines.