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(VII) Img. ID: 332882 GFC Esther Scroll with Octagonal Text Panels, text panel 2, Alsace, first quarter of the 18th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title GFC Esther Scroll with Octagonal Text Panels | Unknown
3a Object Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
3b Object Detail text panel 2
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 France | Alsace
| (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| 081.012.037
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Court scrolls|
13 Iconographical Subject Ahasuerus' banquet (Es. 1:3-8)
Vashti's banquet (Es. 1:9)
Esther presented before Ahasuerus (Es. 2:16)
Seven maidens given to Esther (Es. 2:9)
Messenger(s) delivering the decree of Haman (Es. 3:13)
Jews mourning and praying (Es. 4:3)
Esther, the queen
Magen David
Jew, image of |
14 Category
17 Photographer Bar Hama, Ardon
18 Photograph Date -
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M002243
20 Description

The second text panel is surrounded by 7 depictions. Four depictions on the right are common with the first text panel.

1. Long laid table with several men and women seated at it - possibly depicts both feasts given by King Ahasuerus (Es. 1:3-8) and Queen Vashti (Es. 1:9).

2. Choosing Esther by the king who is seated under a canopy and two women kneel before him.

3. Possibly Esther as the queen (with a scepter in her hand) with two maidservants.

4. Five nude women with spindles in their hands - most likely the representation alludes to a tale included in BT Megillah 12b saying about Vashti who "would bring Jewish girls, strip them naked and forced them to work on Shabbat". However, some other interpretations are also possible.

5. Seven maidservants of Esther (Es. 2:9).

6. Two messengers holding sticks in their hands delivering possibly the decree of Haman (Es. 3:13).

7. A group of Jews standing in front of a synagogue (possibly alludes to Es. 4:3). The synagogue is presented as a high building with a lower attachment in the left (women's section). The Star of David above the entrance was probably added in the 19th century.

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