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(VII) Img. ID: 1436 Illustration 3:2, Book of Esther, 3:2, Jerusalem, 1947 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Illustration 3:2 | Unknown
3a Object Esther, book of
3b Object Detail Book of Esther, 3:2
4a Artist/ Maker Raban, Ze`ev (Painter, 1890-1970, teacher in Bezalel 1912- 1929) (Unknown)
5 Date 1947
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Modern
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Jerusalem
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Doron, R.
| Doron
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Mordecai refusing to bow down before Haman (Es. 3:2) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 11.2.1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 567-10
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The picture below the Hebrew text (Esther 4:11-5:14) illustrates Esther 3:2. The symbolic is divided into two sections and is connected at the middle top. The picture below the text illustrates Esther 3:2 :"And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate bowed and reverenced Ha'man: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence". The picture depicts Ha'man, wearing fancy oriental clothes, inlaid with precious stones, standing with folded arms and a proud expression at the palace gate. Five people are bowing and revering him on the sides of the gate. A merchant is bowing in his niche with his goods around and tow kids down the shop. Mordecai is sitting loosely, leaning against the wall, wearing a red robe a green coat, looking straight away. The right side of the frame represents a green cactus plant with white blossom, on a red background. A snake is intertwining with the cactus, merging until the middle top, where the snake is threatening a roaring lion. The lion is standing at the end of the left side of the frame. Behind him a tree sprouts from the lower left corner. The lion and the tree represent Mordecai as a proud Jew (lion,Judea), with rich sources (Psalms 1:3). The snake and the cactus represent the cunning and the wickedness of Haman (D.P).

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
Printed book
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 16.1 cm
26b Length (161mm.)
26c Width 19.8 cm
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
In the picture, lower left, Z. Raban in Hebrew block letters. Outside the picture, printed at lower right Z. Raban in Latin block letters
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
Colour reproduction
45 Temp: Batch Number
014 | 019
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ma.1052.7
:MED : print
:SIG : In the picture LL: Z. Raban in Hebrew block letters. Outside the picture, printed LR: Z. Raban in Latine block letters.
:MWI : (198mm.)
:MAT : Printed book
:TYP : A color reproduction, following text.

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter N.S.D. & D.P. 5.1993 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a