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Sotheby's Annual Sale of Important Judaica to be Held November, 24 2009


NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's annual sale of Important Judaica will be held in New York on 24 November 2009. The sale will comprise a choice offering of Hebrew manuscripts, printed books, paintings, ceremonial metalwork and works of art estimated to bring more than $3.3 million. Works from the sale will be exhibited alongside the annual sale of Israeli and International Art at Sotheby's New York galleries beginning 18 November. Among the selection of Hebrew manuscripts and printed books is the Oldest Complete Torah Scroll from Spain, dating to the 13th century, (est. $300/500,000). This scroll, written nearly 200 years before the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, is one of only a handful of complete pre-expulsion Spanish Torah Scrolls in the world. In addition to the usual adornment of certain letters of the text, the Torah Scroll includes the older kabbalistic schema of “anomalous, curved and spiral letters” describ





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