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(VII) Img. ID: 2616 Czartoryski Italian Esther Scroll II, Cols. 16, 17, 18, Rome, 18th cent. edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Czartoryski Italian Esther Scroll II | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
3b Object Detail Cols. 16, 17, 18
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 18th cent.
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Lazio | Rome
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Poland | Cracow (Kraków) | The Princes Czartoryski Library (The National Museum in Kraków)
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9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | The Princes Czartoryski Library (The National Museum in Kraków)
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Haman begging for his life (Es. 7:8)
Harbona and Ahasuerus (Es. 7:9)
Haman hanged (Es. 7:10)
Ahasuerus extending the scepter to Esther (Es. 8:4)
Ahasuerus giving Esther the house of Haman (Es. 8:1)
Mordecai writing the king's decree (Es. 8:10)
Ahasuerus' messenger(s) (Es. 8:14)
Mordecai before Ahasuerus in royal apparel (Es. 8:15) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

Col. 16: The crowned Esther reclines on a bed on the left of the top cartouche with Haman kneeling before her. Behind Haman, the crowned Ahasuerus stands wielding a sword. His chamberlain, Harbonah, stands between him and Haman (Es. 7:8-9).

Haman hangs from gallows on the left of the bottom cartouche. Behind him the executioner removes the ladder while a dog looks on. The crowned Ahasuerus sits on his  throne at the center. He holds out his ring on the tip of a finger of his left hand and holds a scepter in his right hand. The crowned Esther kneels before him and touches the top of the scepter. Mordecai and Harbonah stand on the right (Es. 8:1-4).

Col. 17: Ahasuerus, Esther and Mordecai stand gesturing on the left of the top cartouche, by the entrance of a building (Es. 8:7). Ahasuerus stands on a high pedestal within a small rotunda at the center of the bottom cartouche. He is flanked by Esther on the left and Mordecai on the right.

Col. 18: Ahasuerus, Esther and Mordecai sit around a table within a building on the right of the top cartouche. On the left of the cartouche, a post rides a horse towards the gates of the city in the background on the left (Es. 8:10). Mordecai, crowned and dressed in royal garments stands at the center of the bottom cartouche, before the crowned Ahasuerus who sits on his throne (Es. 8:15).


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
0007 | 057
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

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