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Obj. ID: 39456
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  MOIJA Esther Scroll with a Coat of Arms and Birds, Rome (?), 18th century (?)

© Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art (MOIJA), Photographer: Unknown, 2021

The only decoration in the scroll is painted on its opening section. This is a coat of arms composed of a rampant lion supporting a column. It is placed within a cartouche decorated with four birds and ribbons. Due to the Jewish family emblems were informal, it happens that the same or very similar emblems were used by different families but this resembles the emblem of the Zevi Family from Rome.  

The scroll is mounted on a carved wooden handle.

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Name/Title
MOIJA Esther Scroll with a Coat of Arms and Birds | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
18th century (?)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Italy | Lazio | Rome
| (?)
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 and tempera 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: 300x6267 mm.

The roller: 605 mm (height).
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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 9 membranes, containing in total 37 columns of 14 (?) lines each.

The text is written in Hebrew square Italian script with tagim in black ink on the flesh side of the parchment membranes.

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

Other Esther scrolls or benedictions sheets decorated with the various coats of arms are listed among the "Related objects".

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

A short description of the manuscript and its image are available on https://museums.gov.il/en/items/Pages/ItemCard.aspx?IdItem=ICMS-EIT-0016 (accessed on 28.06.2021).

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.