Esther Scroll (XVI.6)
Second half of the 18th century
Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, short blank membrane + 6 membranes, 20 text columns, 19 lines per column 205 × 2700 mm (8.1 × 106.3 in.) Turned wooden roller, 400 mm (15.8 in.)
The scroll opens with a short blank sheet that is trimmed into a decorative form. The spaces between the text columns as well as the upper and lower margins is decorated with hand-painted stylized foliate vine motif that is continuous along the entire length the scroll.