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Text column no. 7 (sheet no. 2): In the upper margin, a bust of a young man (one of the princes of Media and Persia listed in Es. 1:14?) is depicted. In the frame placed in the lower margin, on the left, only Haman with scales on which he is going to weigh silver for the king (Es. 3:9) is visible. In the background, the king's palace can be seen.

Text column no. 8 (sheet no. 2): In the upper margin, a bust of the queen is depicted. In the frame placed in the lower margin, five men sit at a table at the moment when Queen Esther is entering the chamber. Most likely, the scene depicts the first banquet given by Esther (Es. 5:5-8) but it is unclear why the queen does not sit at the table and who are the other participants of the feast (the Book of Esther mentions only the king and Haman). 

Text column no. 9 (sheet no. 3): In the upper margin, a bust of a man is depicted. In the frame placed in the lower margin, on the right, the king sits on the throne under a canopy, and before him, stands a man who is reading from an open book (Es. 6:1-3). On the left and in the background, the palace garden is depicted.

Text column no. 10 (sheet no. 3): In the upper margin, a bust of a young woman with a flower in the hand is depicted. In the frame placed in the lower margin, Mordecai in royal apparel riding on horseback, and is led by Haman (Es. 6:11). In the background, several buildings are visible.

In the octagons separating the frames are depicted (from right to left): 1) a harbor with a ship, 2) a landscape with a tree and a gate in the foreground, 3) a landscape with a house in the foreground, 4) a rider next to a tree.

Name/Title
JMP Printed Copy of Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 7-10
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Date
end of the 18th century
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Scrolls with portrait medallions|
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The family of Dutch Esther scrolls from the early 18<\/span>th<\/span> century designed by an anonymous engraver whose decorative scheme features decorative medallions surrounded by acanthus containing busts of the Esther story protagonists, except for the last that is filled with a printed word <\/span>\u05d1\u05e8\u05d5\u05da <\/span>barukh<\/span><\/em> (“blessed<\/span>”). The medallions are placed in upper margins, above text panels. The text columns are separated by pillars formed of a variety of motifs such as trees, flowers, acanthus leaves, heads of angels, and architectural elements. Lower margins are filled with the figurative scenes that chronicle the Purim story or allude to<\/span> midrashim<\/span><\/em> and other sources. They are separated by the octagons (placed beneath the decorative pillars) filled with different land- and seascapes. At the end of the scroll there are five full figures of the Esther story protagonists.<\/span><\/p>"}

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Ornamentation
Custom
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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M002543