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Text columns nos. 11-13 (sheet 3) surrounded by a cut-out geometric pattern. Cols. 12 and 13 are narrower than most of the columns in the scroll.

Name/Title
Hechal Shlomo Esther Scroll with a Cut-Out Geometric Pattern | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 11-13
Settings
Unknown
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Morocco
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink and paints 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: 100x1275 mm.
Lenght of the membranes in the scroll: 1) ca. 365 mm, 2) 365 mm, 3) 545 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- decorative belts along the margins: ca. 13 mm;
- an average text panel: 75x70-80 mm
An average letter is 2 mm high, whereas the letters in col. 13 are nearly 4 mm high.
The rod: 255 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
The first membrane is preserved in a very poor condition, therefore, a piece of parchment is glued under it; possibly it was added during the restoration. A similar repair was done in the lower margins of the second sheet. It seems the scroll originally contained the opening decoration and now only its remains can be discerned. The scroll lacks a long fragment of the upper margin and some damages are visible in the lower margins too. The rod is partly damaged.
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
Codicology

The scroll is formed of 3 membranes containing 16 text columns with 18-22 lines except for col. 13 that is written in 11 lines divided into two parts.

The text is written in black ink in the Hebrew square Oriental script, on the flesh side of parchment sheets.

The spaces between the subsequent lines of the text vary. This together with the differentiated number of the text lines causes that the density of the text in the columns is different.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is enlarged. Also, the letter ת (Es. 9:29) is slightly larger than an average letter in the scroll.  

In many columns, left margins are not straight.

The parchment is thin and at the same time, very stiff; the blank side of sheets is smooth and darker.

The ruling is made with a stylus along with the sheets. The lines are especially well visible in the blank spaces. 

The membranes are stitched.

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

The majority of currently known megillot decorated with cut-out borders were produced in two localities: Italy (most likely in the area fo Lugo and Ancona) and Holland. For other scrolls decorated with cut-out borders see IDs: 34768 (different style of ornamentation),

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Yehuda L. Bialer, Estelle Fink, Jewish Life in Art and Tradition. From the Collection of the Sir Isaac and Lady Edith Wolfson Museum, Hechal Shlomo, Jerusalem, Jerusalem 1980, 172. 

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Volume
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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Negative/Photo. No.
M001610