Esther Scroll (IV.1)
Second half of the 18th century
Hand-painted Ink and gouache on parchment, 5 membranes, 23 text columns, 14 lines per column 110 × 2865 mm (4.3 × 112.8 in.) Wooden roller, 195 mm (7.7 in.)
Scroll opens with the image of a elaborate crown adjoining a decorative floral motif shaped in a semicircle. The text columns are separated by simple vertical bands decorated with floral forms at either end.