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Obj. ID: 38120
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  JMNY Illustrated Esther Scroll with Araches and Floral Border, Germany, 18th century

© Dagmara Budzioch, Photographer: Budzioch, Dagmara, 11.2015

The scroll opens with a benediction panel containing all three blessings recited before the Megillah reading. The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is copied within arches decorated with various floral motifs and supported on columns formed of a variety of decorations but mainly Esther story protagonists, animals, and the temple implements. Additional decorations are placed between the arches; some of them illustrate the Purim story. Upper and lower margins are adorned with foliate and floral patterns with animals and birds.

The scroll is mounted on a metal bar.

Summary and Remarks

The scroll features details painted in intense yellow color.

The text panels vary in width.

4 image(s)

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Name/Title
JMNY Illustrated Esther Scroll with Araches and Floral Border | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
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Origin
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment + metal
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
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Length
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Depth
Circumference
Thickness
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Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

The third benediction is barely visible.

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
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew preceded by the initial benedictions for the Megillah reading.

Codicology

The columns of text in the scroll contain 23 lines each. The lines fit the shape and size of the panels and they vary in length.

The text is written in Hebrew square Ashkenazi stam script with tagin in dark brown ink on parchment membranes that are rather suede, and grey.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29) is highlighted by its form and size. It is larger than an average letter in the scroll, formed of two parts joined with a roof, and decorated with scrolled feet.

The four letters of the name of God are enlarged and bolded.

The ruling is slightly visible.

The pricking is 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
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Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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