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  • Esther Scroll (V.1)




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    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Esther Scroll (V.1)

    Place:
    Italy, Lugo or Ancona

    Date:
    Ca. 1800

    Description:
    Hand-painted Ink and gouache on parchment, 6 membranes, 23 text columns, 16 lines per column + benediction sheet 165 × 3815 mm (6.5 × 150.2 in.) + 165 × 325 (6.5 × 12.8 in.) Wooden roller, 290 mm (11.4 in.)

    English Text:

    The text columns are separated by the panels filled with simple motifs including plants, butterflies and birds. The same decorative motifs appear on the separate benediction sheet. The fore-edge of the separate benediction sheet was trimmed into a semicircle and decorated with a double-headed eagle, likely a coat of arms of one of the Italian Jewish families.  The fore-edge of the first membrane of the scroll was also trimmed into a decorative shape.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015678678


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