MANUSCRIPT

  • Scrolls 002


    Esther Scroll


    Manuscript ID:
    Scrolls 2

    Place:
    Italy, Modena

    Date:
    January 1606 (Shevat 5366)

    Description:
    Hand-painted border Ink and gouache on parchment, 5 membranes, 13 text columns, 25 lines per column 370 × 2425 mm (14.6 × 95.5 in.) Wooden roller, 545 mm (21.5 in.)

    Former Owner:
    Joshua son of Samuel Sanguini (יהושע בן שמואל סנגויני)

    Subject:
    Esther Scroll

    English Text:

    The scroll opens with a decorative cartouche containing the coat of arms of the owner, Joshua son of Samuel Sanguini (also Sanguineti) the emblem is a wolf rampant next to a verdant tree. Below, in a decorative frame, is Joshua’s colophon stating that he wrote the megillah in Shevat 5266 (1606). The text columns are written within architectural frames and separated by pillars entwined with flowers and foliage The lower margin is filled with scrolling vines and foliate decoration.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1015677788


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