Esther Scroll (XVII.1)
Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 3 membranes, 11 text columns, 27 lines per column 155 × 1100 mm (6.1 × 43.3 in.) Turned wooden roller, 275 mm (10.8 in.)
The text columns are enclosed in decorative frames filled with foliage and flowers. Similar decoration fills the panels between the text columns which also contain birds, pomegranates and illustrations or protagonists from the Book of Esther, many figures are supplied with identifying Hebrew inscriptions in square or cursive script.