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(VII) Img. ID: 251931 JHM Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions, cols. 10 and 11, Amsterdam, first quarter of the 18th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title JHM Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
with benedictions
with piyyutim
3b Object Detail cols. 10 and 11
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date first quarter of the 18th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection The Netherlands | Amsterdam | Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum)
| M000414
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location The Netherlands | Amsterdam | Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum)
| M000414
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Scrolls with portrait medallions|
13 Iconographical Subject Haman's sons hanged (Es. 9:14)
Architectonic motif
Foliate motif
Putto (Putti in Plural)
Basket with flowers
Acanthus Leaf
Jews battle their enemies (Es. 9:5-12)
Esther asks the king for additional day for the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 9:13) | (?)
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M606807
20 Description

In the upper margin, a bust of a young woman and a bust of the king are depicted and in the lower margin, there are two frames:

Frame 10: A long two-story building is depicted that can be a symbolic representation of the king’s palace. In the text panel above, the scene of hanging of Haman’s ten sons (Es. 9:14) incorporated in the text is represented. On every beam of a very high gallows, a single body is hanged. A high ladder leans on it and on its top an executioner is sitting. It seems they are onlookers who are witnessing the execution. The names of the ten sons of Haman are printed and not copied by hand. The background behind them is filled with a filigree motif, whereas the background behind the gallows is blank. . 

Frame 11: On the right, two mounted troops are represented as fighting together. The clothing of the men on the left suggests that they are Jews who are fighting their enemies approaching from the opposite direction. This is one of the moments in the narrative when Jews battle their enemies but it is difficult to determine which particular episode is illustrated here (Es. 9:5-12). On the left, the royal couple sitting on the throne is represented, however, it is unclear which episode it illustrates; it can be the moment when Esther pleads with the king for an additional day of fights (Es. 9:13).

The last membrane contains two more text columns, invisible in the image.

In the octagons separating the frames are depicted (from right to left): 1) a landscape with a bridge over the river, 2) a house with a sun shining over it, 3) a landscape with a building on a hill.

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