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(VII) Img. ID: 2734 NLI Moshe ben Avraham Pescarolo Esther Scroll, Col. 25, Ferrara, 1616 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title NLI Moshe ben Avraham Pescarolo Esther Scroll | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
3b Object Detail Col. 25
4a Artist/ Maker Pescarol (Pescarolo), Moshe ben Abraham
(Scribe and artist)
5 Date 1616
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Emilia Romagna | Ferrara
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
| Ms. Heb. 4° 197/89
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | National Library of Israel (NLI)
| Ms. Heb. 4° 197/89
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Harbona suggests to hang Haman (Es. 7:9)
Haman begging for his life (Es. 7:8) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0008009
20 Description

On the right hand of the upper frame, the crowned Queen Esther clothed in a long dress is sitting and looking at the prostrating Haman. He is begging Esther for mercy and is touching her thigh or knee, but she is pushing him off by her right hand. The scene is not an exact depiction of the quotation from the Book of Esther inscribed in the upper part of the frame: "והמן נופל על [ה]מטה אשר אסתר [ע]ליה" - "And Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was" (Es. 7:8). Behind the queen, two maidens are standing. Figures of Haman and Esther are identified by their names written in Hebrew characters: "אסתר" and "המן". In the left part of the panel, the crowned king is standing and pointing towards Haman with his right hand. In front of Ahasuerus, the bearded chamberlain with a mantle on his shoulder, identified as "חרבונה" - "Harbonah", is pointing to the gallows represented in the next panel.

In the lower section, possibly twin-tailed mermaid is depicted. In a small panel on the left, a dove (?) is picking a worm (?) out of a plant.

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
0008 | 009
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ms.344$$126
:MED : Parchment

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Tova Szeintuch; Dagmara Budzioch 29.1.2017; 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