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Text columns 10 and 11 (sheet 3) written within the arches surrounded by a geometric pattern composed of colorful diamonds.

Name/Title
Hechal Shlomo Triumph of Mordecai Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 10 and 11
Settings
Unknown
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Iran
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Historical Origin
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment + wood with silver and bone (?) buttons
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: ca. 70 x at least 2165 mm.
Length of the membranes in the scroll: 1) 185 mm, 2) 480 mm, 3) 555 mm, 4) 415 mm, 5) 210 mm, 6) 220, 7) at least 70 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- a segment of the decoration with a single arch: 70x60 mm (in the widest part);
- opening decoration: 70x60 mm;
- an average letter: 2 mm (height) but the letters are not of equal size.

The rod: 190 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

In general, the manuscript is preserved in good condition, although the state of preservation of the text varies from column to column.

The edges of membranes are straight, except for the lower margin of the fourth membrane.

Slight damages can be seen on the second sheet.

In some places, the layer of paint is 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

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 7 membranes containing 30 text columns with 15-20 lines, therefore, the density of the text varies; col. 25 contains 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

The lines of the text are not equal and they fit the shape of the panels.

The text is inscribed in different shades of brown ink in Hebrew square Oriental script on the parchment membranes.

The letters ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29) are enlarged. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 25.

In general, the side with the text and decoration is brighter than the other side of the membranes, but not everywhere shades of parchment are the same. The sheets are of medium stiffness.

There is no ruling and pricking on 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
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

There are some other scrolls decorated with the scene of Mordecai's triumph at their beginning but their style of decoration varies.

In some places, the gold paint has turned green.

A part of the decoration is also noticeable on the blank side of the membranes.

Above column no. 25, there is a reference to the Book of Esther: "IX. 7-10".

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, 170-171.

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Full Name
Volume
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Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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Negative/Photo. No.
M001872