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  • Esther Scroll (II.8)




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    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Esther Scroll (II.8)

    Place:
    Italy

    Date:
    Late 17th century

    Description:
    Hand-painted opening decoration; Joseph Shabtay son of L… (יוסף שבתי בן לא...) Ink and gouache on parchment, 4 membranes, 12 text columns, 34 lines per column 390 × 2525 mm (15.4 × 99.4 in.) Turned wooden roller, 655 mm (25.8 in.)

    English Text:

    The opening panel of this scroll has been damaged in several places and its lower portion is missing. It contains floral imagery and a decorative cartouche with a coat of arms depicting a lion standing on a hill (or hills). Above the frame that encloses the decoration, a short inscription in Hebrew square characters is visible: אני יוסף שבתי בן לא…, [I Joseph Shabbtai the son of…] the rest of it is indiscernible. Another one: בלאא משה… ז”ל, [the son of Moses] written in Hebrew semi-cursive script, is placed in the lower part of cartouche.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015370977


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