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  • Esther Scroll (X.3)




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    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Esther Scroll (X.3)

    Place:
    North Africa

    Date:
    19th century

    Description:
    Ink and gouache on parchment, 6 membranes, 15 text columns, 24-26 lines per column + benediction sheet 260 × 3470 mm (10.2 × 136.6 in.) + 147 × 177 (5.8 × 7.0 in.) Wooden roller, ca. 460 mm (18.1 in.)

    English Text:

    Hand painted scroll with each of the text columns enframed within separate decorative panels formed of simple geometric designs and floral motifs. Ornamentation used in this scroll bears a resemblance to motifs used in Islamic design and architecture.

    The benediction sheet is separate and undecorated. It may not have been originally created together with the scroll.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015674478


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