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The central part of the sheet is filled with the benedictions recited before the Megillah reading.

Name/Title
MAHJ Round Book of Esther | Unknown
Object Detail
initial benedictions
Settings
Unknown
Date
19th/20th centuries
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)|Alter Lindzer (אלטיר לינדציר) - the scribe
Origin
Europe | Eastern Europe
| historic Polish lands (?)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink (different shades of brown color) on paper
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
ca. 250 mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
The paper is very thin and has bend marks in four places where the ink is faded. The conservation of the manuscript took place in January 2015.
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 with initial and final benedictions
Codicology

The text of the Book of Esther is inscribed in a cursive Hebrew script in the concentric circles. The letters are 1-2 mm heigh but not all of them are of the same size; the smallest are the letters in the outermost circle. Also, the thickness of the letters' components is very differentiated; some of them are very thin, while others are very thick. Some letters are combined together.  

The benedictions are inscribed in the center, in the straight lines and not in the circles. The diameter of the circle is ca. 65 mm. The size of the letters is very differentiated. The Tetragrammaton is abbreviated as 'ד.

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
On the verso side, the scribe wrote his name - Alter Lindzer (אלטיר לינדציר)
Colophon
Scribal Notes
The manuscript is signed by Alter Lindzer (אלטיר לינדציר), the scribe
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

In the text of the Book of Esther, the numbers of chapters in Arabic numerals are inscribed.

The Museum stores another Book of Esther written in circles - Inv. D.01.004. Three other exemplars penned in circles are stored in an Israeli collection.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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Negative/Photo. No.
M001333