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(VII) Img. ID: 224885 SUB Esther Scroll with Landscapes II, cols. 12-14, Amsterdam, early 18th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title SUB Esther Scroll with Landscapes II | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
with benedictions
3b Object Detail cols. 12-14
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date early 18th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Hamburg | Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky (SUB)
| Cod. Levy 159
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Germany | Hamburg (Bundesland) | Hamburg | Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky (SUB)
| Cod. Levy 159
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Scrolls with landscapes|
13 Iconographical Subject Haman begging for his life (Es. 7:8)
New decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 8:8-10)
Mordecai writing the king's decree (Es. 8:10)
Ahasuerus' messenger(s) (Es. 8:14)
Haman's sons hanged (Es. 9:14)
Haman falling on Esther's bed (Es. 7:8)
Putto (Putti in Plural)
Gallows built for Mordecai (Es. 5:14)
Ahasuerus returns from the palace garden (Es. 7:8)
Scene, unidentified
Angel's head
Basket with flowers
Acanthus Leaf
Group of onlookers |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M600676
20 Description

In the upper margin, landscapes nos. 4, 1, and 2 are printed and in the lower margin, there are frames nos. 12-14. An additional illustration is incorporated into the text column.

Frame 12: On the right, on a bed with a canopy reclines Esther. Haman is falling on the bed while he is begging the queen for his life and this happens at the moment when the king returns from the palace gardens (Es. 7:8); he is shown on the right. In the small rectangular window, a gallows is visible; this is the same gallows that Haman built for Mordecai (Es. 5:14) and its presence here suggests the upcoming death of Haman (Es. 7:10).

Frame 13: On the left, a table with three scribes seated at it is shown; most likely they write the decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 8:8-10). On the right, two messengers of the king are going to deliver the new decree (Es. 8:14).

Frame 14: Two groups of people are shown and some of them look upwards. This detail suggests that the scene should be interpreted together with the depiction of the scene of hanging of Haman’s ten sons (Es. 9:14) incorporated in the text column above. On every beam of a very high gallows, a single body of one of the sons is hanged. A high ladder leans on it and on its top an executioner is standing. It seems the people shown below are onlookers who are witnessing the execution. In this scroll, pedestals with angel's heads and decorative bases were added, therefore, the text panels are higher and the gallows printed inside the text column is too short; in the empty space, several lines of the text are inscribed.

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
This image belongs to the ''Ursula and Kurt Schubert Archive'' in the Center for Jewish Art.
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 Dagmara Budzioch 2020 49a
50 Researcher Dagmara Budzioch 2020 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a