Esther Scroll (XV.9)
Late 18th century
Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 4 membranes, 19 text columns, 22 lines per column 287 × 2815 mm (11.3 × 110.8 in.)
Lavishly decorated and illustrated scroll. The text is set within arcades that are supported by pillars decorated with beribboned greenery, fruits and flowers. The upper margin is embellished with garlands. The lower margin contains a series of illustrations enclosed in oval frames. They are separated by the bases of the pillars.