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Text columns 26 and 27 (sheet no. 4) surrounded by the hand-painted decoration.

Name/Title
Hechal Shlomo Esther Scroll with Buildings, Garlands, and Vases | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 26 and 27
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
France | Alsace
| (?)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
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: ca. 120x2175 mm.
The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) ca. 825 mm, 2) ca. 540 mm, 3) 535 mm, 4) 275 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text column: 75 x ca. 55 mm;
- upper and lower margins: 23 mm;
- spaces between the text panels: 20 mm;
- ovals: 30 mm (height);
- illustration in col. 24: 75 mm (height).
An average letter is 2 mm high whereas the letters in col. 24 are 3 mm high.
The space between the subsequent lines is 2 mm high.
The rod: 260 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The manuscript lacks its very beginning but the first column of the text is complete. A part of the first sheet is seriously damaged - it is crumpled and torn, the decoration is barely visible, and the text is preserved in bad condition. Much of the text in the scroll is badly damaged, therefore, in many places, but especially, on the first sheet, an additional layer of intense black ink was placed on the text originally written in light black ink. The rest of the scroll is preserved in better 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 composed of 4 sheets containing 28 text columns with 19 or 20 lines, except for col. 24 with 11 lines.

The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Sephardi script resembling otiot Amsterdam, in black ink of two shades, on the flesh side of the parchment sheets that are quite thick and stiff. Both sides of the sheets are very similar but the flesh side is more matte than the hair side that is more smooth and shiny.

The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is highlighted by its size. It cannot be determined if the ח (Es. 1:6) is highlighted too.

The name of God is highlighted at least 3 times on the second sheet; the letters forming it are enlarged (they are 3 mm high).

Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 24.

The last column in the scroll is narrowing downwards - the last few lines in it are shorter than the others.

The ruling is made with a stylus.

The membranes in the scroll are glued.

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

Some decorations are very detailed such as facial features of the figures, wigs, costumes, the letter that is held by a man, but at the same time, many other elements are schematically drawn, e.g. the buildings. 

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

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Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
M001654