Esther Scroll (VIII.2)
First half of the 18th century
Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 7 membranes, 22 text columns, 22 lines per column + benediction sheet 290 × 4435 mm (11.4 × 174.6 in.) + 155 × 228 (6.1 × 9.0 in.) Simple wooden roller, 355 mm (14.0 in.)
The opening panel of the scroll is decorated with floral design and with a cartouche set in the center. The upper and lower margins are ornamented with a band decorated with small flowers. The text columns are separated by tortile pilasters with decorative bases and capitals. The scroll ends with floral decoration. The scheme of decoration is quite similar to that found in HUC scroll #21.
The scroll is accompanied by a separate, undecorated benediction sheet.