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(VII) Img. ID: 879 Czartoryski Library Klagsbald Type Esther Scroll, text panels 4 and 5, Venice, 2nd half of the 17th century edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document

2 Name/Title Czartoryski Library Klagsbald Type Esther Scroll | Unknown
3a Object in ha-Melekh layout
Esther scroll (megillat Esther)
3b Object Detail text panels 4 and 5
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 2nd half of the 17th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
| (?)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Poland | Cracow (Kraków) | The Princes Czartoryski Library (The National Museum in Kraków)
| 2442
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Klagsbald scrolls|
13 Iconographical Subject Hatach before Mordecai (Es. 4:5-7)
Esther touching the scepter (Es. 5:2)
Esther's first banquet (Es. 5:5-8)
Ahasuerus is being read the Book of Records (Es. 6:1-3)
Mordecai in front of the palace gate (Es. 4:2)
Esther is informed by her maiden(s) and servant(s) (Es. 4:4)
Esther sends Hatach to speak to Mordecai (Es. 4:5)
Ahasuerus extending the scepter to Esther (Es. 5:2)
Haman talks to his wife, Zeresh, and friends (Es. 5:14)
Gallows built for Mordecai (Es. 5:14)
Endless knot
Floral motif
Scribe(s) writing Haman's decree (Es. 3:12) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 003096
20 Description

Frame 7 (text panel 4 - upper margin): On the right, a man (Haman?) dictates the decree against Jews to a scribe who sits at a table before him and is attended by two other men (Es. 3:12). On the left, the crowned Esther in a courtyard surrounded by a wall is depicted. A man (possibly her servant, Hatach) wearing a turban is facing her as if speaking and two maid-servants stand behind her. In the background, in front of the palace gate, another man in a turban on his head (most likely Mordecai) is shown (Es. 4:4).

Frame 8 (text panel 4 - lower margin): Both episodes included in the cartouche depict Hatach who delivers the messages between Esther and Mordecai. On the right, Esther sits on a throne topped by a canopy, flanked by two maid-servants, holding a scepter in her left hand. She is pointing at a man (possibly Hatach) who stands facing her and raises his hands in a gesture of speech (Es. 4:5). On the left, Mordecai stands with folded arms within the palace gate facing a man (Hatach?) who also raises his hands in a gesture of speech (Es. 4:5-7).

Frame 9 (text panel 5 - upper margin): On the right, Ahasuerus sits on the throne with a canopy and extends his scepter to the crowned Esther who kneels before him and touches the tip of it. Two men stand behind the throne and Esther is accompanied by two maid-servants who stand in the doorway (Es. 5:2-3). On the left, the first banquet given by Esther is depicted. Esther, Ahasuerus, and Haman sit at a round, laid table set in palace gardens. A man serving the dishes is just approaching the table (Es. 5:5). 

Frame 10 (text panel 5 - lower margin): On the right, Haman wearing a turban stands and talks to two women; probably one of them is Zeresh, Haman's wife, at the moment when she is suggesting him to build the gallows for Mordecai (Es. 5:14). In the central part of the cartouche stands the gallows prepared by Haman for Mordecai (Es. 5:14). On the left, Ahasuerus reclines on a bed and two men stand before him; one of them reads from an open book to the king (Es. 6:1).

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
003 | 096
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Yaffa Levy; Keren Katsir; Dagmara Budzioch 1994; 2020 49a
50 Researcher Yaffa Levy; Keren Katsir; Dagmara Budzioch 1994; 2020 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a