The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is inscribed within horseshoe arches, except for the final section that is written in a rectangular panel. The spaces between them, as well as the upper and lower margins are ornamented. The scroll opens with a blank rectangular panel. To the right edge of the first sheet, a narrow strip of parchment is sewn.
The scroll is mounted on a wooden roller with an open-work decoration.
Length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) 755 mm, 2) 755 mm, 3) 715 mm, 4) ca. 800 mm, 5) 825 mm, 6) ca. 250mm, 7) at least 230 mm (the left edge is placed on a roller).
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text panel: 96x68 mm;
- decorations between the text panels: 96x25 mm;
- prefatory panel: 63x45 mm;
- decorations in the upper and lower margins: 12 mm;
- an average letter: 3-3,5 mm (height).
The roller: ca. 285 mm.
The manuscript (the text, decorations, and parchments) is preserved in good condition.
The hair side of the parchments is dirty.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is formed of 7 sheets containing in total 48 columns of text with 14 lines each, except for col. 40 which has 11 lines divided into two half-columns (in the column, the spaces between the lines vary as in many other Oriental megillot).
The number of columns of the text per sheet: no. 1 - 7, no. 2 - 9, no. 3 - 8, nos. 4 and 5 - 9, nos. 6 and 7 - 3.
The text is written in Hebrew square Oriental script in black ink on the flesh side of the parchment membranes that are stiff and rather thick. Their sides of the parchments vary - the side of the text and decorations is brighter and the blank side is rather yellow.
The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is highlighted by its form - it is composed of two elements joined with a roof. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is enlarged.
The leg of the letter ע in the final word of the scroll is decorated with a long swirl.
The lines of the text are not equal because they fit the shape of the panels.
There are some corrections in the text, added by another hand in different ink.
The ruling is made with a hard point and is barely visible, except for col. 20 where it is clear; it is also quite well visible on the blank side of the parchments.
The pricking - 15 tiny holes - in some places can be seen.
The membranes in the scroll are stitched together.
In the prefatory panel, there are three Hebrew letters - לפא - written in pencil.
No bibliography on the scroll is available.