Maimonides, the greatest Torah scholar of all time, wrote his magnum opus Mishneh Torah in the twelfth century. In 2015, the Israel Museum exhibited two volumes of the work in a version copied in the mid-fifteenth century. Shown here is the inscription Shoftim (“Judges”), which opens the book Sefer Shoftim (“Book of Judges”), the last of the Mishneh Torah’s fourteen books. The illustration, executed in gold leaf and decorated with a vegetal motif, shows the accused brought before four judges.
The original manuscript is jointly owned by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013
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Weight 150 g Dimensions 15 × 21 × 1 cm
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