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The first membrane contains six panels (nos. 1-6) with six "columns" of text that are surrounded by hand-drawn decorations in brown ink.

Name/Title
JMNY Esther Scroll with Polylobed Text Panels | Unknown
Object Detail
sheet 1 (panels 1-6)
Settings
Unknown
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink on parchment + wood
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: 210 x ca. 2140 mm (some membranes are wavy and due to this, it is difficult to measure them).
The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) ca. 680 mm, 2) 660 mm, 3) 665 mm, 4) 135 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text panels: 110x90 mm;
- decorations in the upper and lower margins: ca. 40 mm.

The roller: ca. 400 mm (hight).
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

The state of preservation of the manuscript is quite varied. Half of the first membrane is preserved very poorly; the ink is flaked off, there are some water or moisture damages, and the text is barely visible. Also, the fourth membrane is rather damaged. The rest of the scroll is in good condition. 

Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 4 sheets, containing in total 19 text panels with 20 "columns" of the text of 21-23 lines each, except for "col." 17 with 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

The first three sheets contain 6 text panels (with 19 "columns"), and the last sheet contains a single panel.

Every panel contains a single text "column", except for the 16th with two "columns".

The text is inscribed in Hebrew Italian square script, in brown ink of different shades, on the flesh side of the thick, stiff parchment membranes. It seems originally both sides of the membranes were similar.

The lines of the text fit the shape of the panels, therefore they are of different lengths.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is barely visible. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is slightly bolded and larger than an average letter in the scroll. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in "col." 17.

The ruling and pricking are invisible.

The membranes in the scroll are stitched together.

Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon

None

Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

It seems that in some places, over the original text a second layer of the ink was placed; this may explain differences in the shades of the ink. At the same time, in many places, the shade of ink in which the text was copied is identical to the shade of ink in which decorations were executed, which this may suggest that both - the text and decorations - were done by the same person. 

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the manuscript is available.

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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Negative/Photo. No.
M002938