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(VII) Img. ID: 332849 GFC Otto Geismar Printed Esther Scroll, col. 4 and ills. 6-9, Berlin, 1936 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title GFC Otto Geismar Printed Esther Scroll | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
in ha-Melekh layout
3b Object Detail col. 4 and ills. 6-9
4a Artist/ Maker Geismar, Otto (Nathan) (book illustrator),Lessman, M., Printing House in Berlin,Weisenberg (scribe in Berlin) (Unknown)
5 Date 1936
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Berlin (Bundesland) | Berlin
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| 081.011.008
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Mordecai refusing to bow down before Haman (Es. 3:2)
Servants bowing down before Haman (Es. 3:2)
Haman casting Pur (Es. 3:7)
Mordecai in mourning (Es. 4:1)
Jews mourning and praying (Es. 4:3) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Bar Hama, Ardon
18 Photograph Date -
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M002211
20 Description

Text column no. 4 is flanked by two illustrative panels on either side (nos. 6 and 7 on the right and nos. 8 and 9 on the left). Illustrations 6-8 are labeled in Hebrew.

Illustration 6 is inscribed וימלא המן חמה (Haman full of wrath, Es. 3:5). It shows Haman with black beard standing in the center and Mordecai on the right. While everybody is bowing to Haman, Mordecai is standing streight and not looking at him. 

Illustration 7 is inscribed בחדש הראשון... הפיל פור (In the first month ... he cast Pur, that is, the lot, Es. 3:7). The scene shows Haman in the center, near a table, on which another person draws dice. Other people in the illustration, including a fat woman who is his wife Zeresh, look at Haman and the dices.

Illustration 8 is inscribed ויזעק זעקה גדולה ומרה (and cried with a loud and a bitter cry, Es. 4:1). The scene shows Mordecai in a chequered robe (sackcloth), with a scroll in his pocket, crying, with hands lifted up. Behind him, children cover thier ears with hands. In the background, two Assyrian Lamassu (human-headed winged bulls) flank the city gate.

Illustration 9 is not incribed. It shows four male and two female Jews is chequered robes (sackclothes) crying and praying.

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 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