Multilingual Exemplar Leaf

Iehudah Machabeu


Decorative page of birds, flowers, and rectangular sections of different scripts.

This sheet by the calligrapher and scribe Iehudah Machabeu presents samples of different “lettering,” including Hebrew (at the top), Arabic, Greek, Castilian, English, French, Italian, and Latin. It was produced in La Rochelle, France.


Collection Ets Haim - Livraria Montezinos, Amsterdam, EH Pl A 20. Photo by Ardon Bar-Hama.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 5.

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