Text columns 10 and 11 (sheet 3) written within the arches surrounded by a geometric pattern composed of colorful diamonds.
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.
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.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
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.
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".
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.