Solomon’s Dog

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Solomon ben Isaac, Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi’s commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (Hamesh megillot; ff. 273-311v) and Haftarot(ff. 312-381) with Rashi’s commentary (detail)
France; 14th century. See link for more details:  (http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=52590)

This manuscript extract, from the British Library,  is written in Hebrew (?) and dates from the 1300s in France. I don’t read Hebrew so can’t enlighten anyone about the deeper meanings of this particular piece, but I just love the bold, angular greyhound looking breed of dog, which intense muscle definition!

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