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Venice Haggadah of 1609: A Treasure for the Ages

The Venice Haggadah of 1609 is one of the most beautiful early printed Haggadot. The compositional conception of this edition differs from its precursors in the monumental layout of the page. The decorated frame consists of two columns crowned by a pediment, and a text illustration at the bottom of the page. Framing each lower illustration are the figures of Moses and Aaron on one page and David and Solomon on the other.