Handwritten Parchment with Excerpt from Talmud Bavli Tractate Bava Kamma, 13th Century
Remnant page of tractate Bava Kamma safeguarded inside a cover.
Printed in Ashkenazic handwriting on parchment paper, the manuscript dates back to the thirteenth century (time period of the
rishonim), some two hundred years before the establishment of the printing press.
Organized with two columns per page, only half the width of the outer column survived. The entire inner column consists of thirty-three lines and seems to have remained intact.
The first column contains page 87a: "…
bevas ketana" – through page 88a: "
bekal vach – [omer]."
The second column contains page 88a:
"[she] – ein ma’as – [av]" – through page 88b: "
R’ Shimo – [n ben Lakish]."
Column width: 10.5 cm | Torn on top and along outer length