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Text column no. 17, sheet no. 6.

Name/Title
Hechal Shlomo Leather Esther Scroll with a Vase | Unknown
Object Detail
col. 17
Settings
Unknown
Date
18th-19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink on leather (gvil)
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: 165 x at least 3430 mm (the total length of the megillah is difficult to determine due to its wavy sheets).
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- the text column - 135x140 mm;
- the space between the text columns - ca. 20 mm.
- the opening decoration - 160x100 mm;
- an average letter: 4 mm (height);
- spaces between the subsequent lines of the text: 4 mm;
- the letter ו in col. 17: 16 mm (height).
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
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Condition

The opening section of the scroll is preserved in fair condition; the sheet is torn and the leather is very dark.

The sheets are folded between the text columns; this suggests that the scroll could be used for the Megillah reading.

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 7 membranes containing 21 text columns with 20 lines each, except for col. 17 with 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

The text is inscribed with intense black ink, in the Oriental square script on the hair side of the leather membranes that are thick and stiff. The letters are decorated with typical single or triple tagin but in several cases, sophisticated forms composed of multilevel tagim are added to the letters. 

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is about 2 mm higher than an average letter in the scroll but despite this, it does not stand out from the text. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is slightly larger than other letters in the scroll and it is elongated. Other enlarged and diminished letters can be found in col. 17.

Col. 10 contains slightly larger letters forming the tetragrammaton.

The width of the vertical components of the letters is almost equal to the width of their horizontal components.

The ruling is made along the whole length and height of the membranes. Horizontal and vertical lines are well visible on both sides of the 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

A few inscriptions in Hebrew written by different hands are placed at the end of the manuscript; one of the notes is erased. Two more inscriptions on the blank side of the first and fifth sheets are placed.

Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

In col. 17, the word איש that appears in the first line of the column is inscribed again between the second name and the word ואת. The word, like the one above, is decorated with elaborated tagin (see "Codicology"). 

Some corrections in the text are visible, e.g. on the second sheet, there are erasures and in one place, a wrong letter was cut out and a small piece of leather is glued underneath on which a correction was made. 

Leather Esther scrolls are only rarely decorated; for other examples see "Related objects".

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

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.
M001757