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(VII) Img. ID: 328810 Hand-Painted Copy of Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions, cols. 15-19, Austria, late 19th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Hand-Painted Copy of Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
with benedictions
with piyyutim
in ha-Melekh layout
3b Object Detail cols. 15-19
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date late 19th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria
| (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Private collections | Sc_733
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Portrait medallion
Foliate and floral ornaments
Esther informs King Ahasuerus (Es. 2:22)
Bigthan and Teresh hanged (Es. 2:23)
Scene, unidentified
Ahasuerus' messenger(s) (Es. 8:14)
The new decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 8:8-10)
First Purim feast (Es. 9:17-23)
Haman's sons hanged (Es. 9:14) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Bar Hama, Ardon
18 Photograph Date -
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19a Scan No. M002067
20 Description

Col. 15: In the upper margin, a bust of a young person is depicted. In the lower margin, on the right, there is a gallows with two bodies suspending from it; they are the king’s chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh (Es. 2:23). On the left, the king is seated on the throne and a person (Esther?) is kneeling at his feet; it can be a moment when Esther informs the king about the plot of Bigthan and Teresh (Es. 2:22).

Col. 16: In the upper margin, a bust of a young person is depicted. In the lower margin, an unidentified scene is represented. On the right, the king sits on the throne and another person stands next to him. On the left, there are two men standing; one of them holds a piece of rope (?) which is tied around a neck of yet another man who is prostrated on the ground.

Col. 17: In the upper margin, a bust of a man is depicted. In the lower margin, on the right, Ahasuerus sits on the throne under a canopy and the crowned Esther kneels before him and asks the king to hang the ten sons of Haman on the gallows. On the left, Haman's ten sons are hanging on two beams of the same gallows (Es. 9:14).

Col. 18: In the upper margin, a bust of a young man is depicted. In the lower margin, on the right, a table with three scribes seated at it is shown. They write one of the decrees; it can be a decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 8:9). On the left, the king's messengers are going to deliver the decree (Es. 8:14).

Col. 19: In the upper margin, a bust of a young crowned man is depicted. In the lower margin, on the right, a feast is shown; it can be the first Purim feast (Es. 9:17-23). In the text column above, an additional scene of hanging of Haman’s ten sons (Es. 9:14) is incorporated. It is designed in the same way as in the Amsterdam prototype (see "Esther scrolls with portrait medallions") - 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 (he is only partly visible).

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

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Tova Szeintuch; Dagmara Budzioch 15/1/2017; 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