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(VII) Img. ID: 2501 JHI Sepia Esther Scroll , col. 1, Central Europe, 18th century (1740?) edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title JHI Sepia Esther Scroll | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
3b Object Detail col. 1
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 18th century (1740?)
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Europe | Central Europe
| Vienna (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Poland | Warsaw | The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (JHI)
| C-326 (former numbers: C-254/3, 6715, 405)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Poland | Mazowieckie Voivodeship | Warsaw (Warszawa) | The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (JHI)
| C-326 (former numbers: C-254/3, 6715, 405)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Shushan, capital of Persia
Vashti's banquet (Es. 1:9)
Vashti the queen
Esther the queen
Execution of Vashti - beheading |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0006077
20 Description

Column 1:

Upper margin: A city-scape, represented by a crowded group of buildings and towers, is depicted in the top margin with the Hebrew inscription, שושן - "Shushan". The buildings have pointed roofs, wide arches and many windows and the towers are surmounted by spires. To the right of the city, above the margin on the right, is a scene of stags and birds among trees.

The bottom margin contains a scene of Vashti sitting on a throne on the left at the head of a long laid table. She holds a cup in her left hand and a flask in her right. Ten women sit around the table, holding cups and spoons. One of the women sits before the table playing with a dog. Another dog jumps up on the right. Dishes and goblets are arranged on the table. A maidservant stands on the right holding a ladle in one hand and resting her other hand on a vessel. Another vessel stands on the ground to her left.

A Hebrew inscription is written above the scene on the left, גם ושתי המלכה עשתה משתה נשים - "Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women" (Es. 1:9).
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
0006 | 077
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ms.1994.452.2
:MED : Parchment

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Yaffa Levy; Keren Katzir; Dagmara Budzioch 1994; 2019 49a
50 Researcher Yaffa Levy; Keren Katzir; Dagmara Budzioch 1994; 2019 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a