Auction 57
Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 5

Sefer Torah on Gevil – Yemen, 19th Century

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Lot Number 5

Sefer Torah on Gevil – Yemen, 19th Century

Sefer Torah, Yemenite scribal writing. [Yemen, mid-19th century].
Ink on soft thick gevil. Dark reddish-brown hue, several particularly dark sheets, 51 lines per column.
Written according to Yemenite tradition which follows the rulings of the Rambam: spacing between parshiot according to the Rambam's opinion; Shirat Ha'azinu in 67 lines [Rambam's opinion cited in Keter ben Asher, unlike the tradition of the Sephardim and the Ashkenazim who write Shirat Ha'azinu in 70 lines according to the tradition of the Rama Abulafia); space in Parshat Tzav, (section of "Kol chelev") [following the version of the books of the Rambam in Yemenite manuscripts]; the layout of Shirat Hayam is according to Yemenite tradition; in a number of places, the letter Peh is spiral adhering to Yemenite tradition; seven letters (shin, ayin, tet, nun, zayin, gimmel, tsaddik) have tagim.
Height of the membranes: 55-58 cm. Fair condition. Tears and uneven cutting of the margins. Corrections and erasures in various places (in Parshat Ki Tetze, three lines were erased and not corrected). Several membranes are partially detached. Scrolled on new poles, without a case.
Enclosed is a report by an expert on ancient Torah scrolls, who determined the place and date of the writing.

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