Home
    Under Reconstruction!

Image

(VII) Img. ID: 2502 Sepia Esther Scroll , Col. 1, Galicia, 18th Century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Sepia Esther Scroll | Unknown
3a Object Esther, Book of (also called Esther scroll)
3b Object Detail Col. 1
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 18th Century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Galicia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Poland | Warsaw | The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (JHI)
| C-254/3
10 Location Poland | Mazowieckie Voivodeship | Warsaw (Warszawa) | The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (JHI)
|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Shushan, capital of Persia
Persia
Ahasuerus enthroned
Ahasuerus' banquet (Es. 1:3-8)
Vashti's banquet (Es. 1:9) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0006078
20 Description <p>Col. 1:</p> <p>Top 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.</p> <p>The margin to the right of the text column contains four scenes within rectangular panels set one above the other.</p> <p>The upper panel contains a crowded cityscape with buildings and towers, representing the land of Persia. The buildings have pointed roofs, wide arches and many windows. The towers are surmounted by tall spires and a flag flies from one of them. The Hebrew word,,פרס "Persia", is inscribed twice above the scene.</p> <p>The panel, second from the top in the margin on the right, contains a scene of Ahasuerus sitting on an ornate throne. He is crowned and bearded and holds a scepter. A Hebrew inscription is written above the scene on the right, as follows: אחשורוש יושב על כסא מלכותו, Ahasuerus seated on the throne of his kingdom" (Es. 1:2).</p> <p>The second panel from the bottom, in the right margin, contains a city- scape which represents the land of Media. The city is crowded with buildings and towers. The buildings have pointed roofs, wide arches and many windows and the towers are surmounted by tall spires. A Hebrew inscription is written above the scene as follows, מדי, "Media".</p> <p>The bottom panel in the margin to the right of the text column contains a scene of Ahasuerus sitting on a throne at the head of a laid table. He wears a soft, pointed cap and lifts a goblet.  Three more figures sit around the table. The figure on the left raises a goblet towards the king and the figure on the right holds a cup and faces a servant who approaches from the right with a tray of food. A dog stands at the feet the servant. Dishes and goblets are arranged on the table and a pot containing three vessels rests on the floor by the table. A Hebrew inscription is written above the scene on the right as follows, ויעש המלך משתה, "and the king made a feast" (Es. 1:5).</p> <div> <div>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.</div> <div>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.</div> <div>1:9).</div> <div> </div> </div>
 
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
0006078
45 Temp: Batch Number
0006 | 078
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0012709
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
2502
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
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