Auction 65
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 10

Ashkenazi Torah Scroll, with Unusual Letters – 16th/17th Century

Sold For
7,995$
Opening
2,000$
Lot Number 10

Ashkenazi Torah Scroll, with Unusual Letters – 16th/17th Century

Torah scroll. [Europe, 16th/17th century].
Neat, Ashkenazic script. This scroll conforms with the tradition of "unusual letters such as the winding Pe and bent letters, as was transmitted from one scribe to another" (Rambam, Laws of Tefillin, Mezuzah and Sefer Torah, 7:8), following the tradition detailed in Sefer Tagin.
This Torah scroll features unusual letters throughout, following the custom of early scribes, such as the Nun with a bent ending, the Lamed in an unusual form, the winding Pe, the Chet with its legs wide apart, etc.
58 lines per column. Slightly thin, though not transparent, parchment. Height of parchment: 73 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, creases and wear.
Description based on a report (enclosed) by Mr. Shlomo Zucker, expert on Hebrew manuscripts.

Sold For
7,995$
Opening
2,000$

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