The benedictions sheet (sheet no. 6) is a later addition to the scroll; on the place where it is joined with sheet no. 5, a narrow strip of fabric (silk?) was glued.
The first membrane in the scroll is partly original. Possibly the original text was damaged and this part of the sheet was removed and replaced by another one; the border is original.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is formed of 6 sheets containing 19 columns of the text + a column with benedictions and initial verses of the liturgical poem with 23-25 lines, except for col. 16 with 11 lines divided into two half-columns.
Sheets nos. 1-3 contain 4 columns of the text, sheet no. 4 contains 5 columns, and sheet no. 6 2 columns.
According to the Library: "the scroll has most likely been donated to the library by Auguste Louis Pécoul (1837-1916) in 1906, along with what constitutes the largest part of our Oriental collection" (see Aurélie Bosc, Le Goût de l'Orient exhibition's catalogue, 150-151).