A Miniature Parchment-Cut Shivviti, [Germany or Austria: 18th century]
Ink and gouache on parchment (4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.; 110 x 70 mm); written in Ashkenazic square script. Green, yellow, and red borders surrounding central panel; text inscribed in medallion and ribbon surrounded on all sides by foliate decorations and wreaths; dove motif at head. Top-right corner slightly dog-eared; small hole and stain in lefthand margin and two tiny holes in outer edge at left; small portions of delicate parchment-cut work worn. Matted.