This beautiful treasure is a portrait of King Solomon reading Torat Mosheh (Moses’s Torah). It comes from a North French Hebrew Miscellany, dated 1277-1324 and is part of the British Library’s Hebrew Collection. This archive was assembled over a 250 year period, initially by the British Museum and since 1973 by the British Library. It’s one of the most important Jewish-related archives in the world, encompassing all facets of Hebrew literature and a wide range of religious and secular area studies.
All Hebrew manuscripts in the British Library’s collection have been fully digitised and are available free of charge on the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site.
Hidden Treasures: Celebrating the documents, photos and artefacts in British archives that tell the story of Jews in Britain