Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $500
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,464
Including buyer's premium

Fragment from an unknown kabbalistic commentary on the Torah, apparently written in late 15th century Spain. The leaves include elucidations for Torah readings Chukat, Shlach and Korach. Each passage begins with a quote from the Zohar.
The writer was familiar with the Ramban's and Recanati's commentaries on the Torah. This is apparently from his words about terumah and the burning of the red heifer. In a few locations, he beings his statement with the words "אמר חי"ר." These are apparently his initials.

[8] pages. Ink on paper. Watermark of a hand. 21x16 cm. Spanish script.

Moderate condition. Worming holes. Light tears. Ink stains. The entire text is decipherable.

Category
Manuscripts, Letters and Glosses by Sages