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  • Esther Scroll (VIII.2.B)




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    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Esther Scroll (VIII.2(B))

    Place:
    Italy

    Date:
    Ca. 1800

    Description:
    Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 3 membranes, 1 prefatory panel + 17 text columns, 23 lines per column 205 × 1800 mm (8.1 × 70.9 in.) Wooden roller, 320 mm (12.6 in.)

    English Text:

    The scroll opens with the text of the liturgical poem Korei Megillah. The text columns are framed within elaborate arcades. The pediments along the upper margin feature elaborate decorative cartouches – the first pediment features the coat of arms of the Norsa family: three blindfolded Moor’s heads with two stars and a crescent moon. Presumably, a member of the Norsa family was the first owner of this scroll. The following cartouches are inscribed with verses from Psalm 7:1-18 and verses of the liturgical poem Korei Megillah penned in red ink. The lower margin is decorated with balustrade.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015678778


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