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  • Esther Scroll (II.3)




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    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Esther Scroll (II.3)

    Place:
    Italy or Ottoman Empire, Corfu (?)

    Date:
    Second half of the 18th century

    Description:
    Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 8 membranes, 40 text columns, 11, 12 lines per column + benediction sheet 115 × 4962 mm (4.5 × 195.4 in.) + 172 × 105 mm (6.8 × 4.1 in) Turned ivory roller with a wooden rod, 270 mm (10.6 in.)

    English Text:

    Upper and lower margins of the scroll and the spaces between text columns are filled with repeating palmettes. The scroll ends with an image of a vase filled with flowers. The same motifs were used to adorn the separate benediction sheet that accompanies the scroll.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015374379


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