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(VII) Img. ID: 109028 First Nitra Esther Scroll, col. 1, , Nitra, 1834 edit  
Category: Jewish printed books

General Document

2 Name/Title First Nitra Esther Scroll, col. 1 | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
with benedictions
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Mordecai ben Josel (Jozl) Sofer of Nitra (Donath, Marcus) (Unknown)
5 Date 1834
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Slovakia | Nitra
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| 081.011.002
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| 081.011.002
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Ahasuerus' banquet (Es. 1:3-8)
Decorated letters in spared ground technique
Acanthus Leaf
Portrait medallion |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 302-25
19a Scan No. S131357
20 Description

The upper part of the first text panel is decorated with elaborated acanthus leaves flanking a bust of a king (possibly Ahasuerus). Below, inside the text panel, there is the decorative word ויהי - "it happened". In the horizontal components of these four letters, an inscription by the engraver is placed:

מרדכי סופר

סתם מקק

נייטרא יעא נעשה ונומר בשנת



- "Mordecai sofer stam [an expert religious scribe] of the holy community of Nitra made it in the year [5]594 [=1834] according to the small counting".

Below the text column, in the rectangular frame, the fest of the king is depicted. It shows an oval table with a number of men at it and servants serving dishes.  

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a