Opening panel: The panel contains all three benedictions recited before the reading of Megillah; they start from the enlarged letter ב. In the upper margin, the royal couple and several servants are depicted. In the lower margin, crowned Mordecai rides on horseback, and the horse is led by a man - Haman. In the background a walled city is visible. The scene is depicted twice in the scroll (see description of col. 11).
Col. 1: In the upper margin, a bust of the king is depicted. In the lower margin, possibly, the king's feast is enclosed. At the table, seven men are seated, and they are accompanied by two men (servants?) who are standing on either side of the table.
Col. 2: In the upper margin, a bust of one of the queens is depicted; it is just above the second text column, so it can be assumed that she is Queen Vashti. In the lower margin, possibly, the feast of Queen Vashti is shown. In the image, there is a table with seven people seated at it; above a central figure, a canopy is marked.
Col. 3: In the upper margin, a bust of a bearded man is depicted; he can be Mordecai. In the lower margin, several women are lead by a man (most likely Hegai) to the buildings depicted on the right.
Col. 4: In the upper margin, a bust of a young woman is depicted; she can be Esther before she became a queen. In the lower margin, an unidentified scene is represented. On the left, the king sits on a throne and a man gives him a cup; there is a gate on the right. It could be an allusion to the Midrashic tale saying about poisoned wine that the chamberlains, Bightan and Teresh, planned to give to the king.
Ornamentation: | Foliate and floral ornaments
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | *Esther's Story Characters (depicted not in narrative scenes): | Ahasuerus and Esther, enthroned
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Mordecai's triumph (Es. 6:11)
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Ahasuerus' banquet (Es. 1:3-8)
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Vashti's banquet (Es. 1:9)
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Esther and maiden(s) are brought to the palace (Es. 2:8)
The scroll consists of 3 membranes containing 22 text columns with 22 lines, except for col. 19 with 11 lines divided into two parts.
Every letter ל in the words המלך occurring in the first lines of the text columns is decorated with elaborate tagim.
The text includes an enlarged ח (Es. 1:6) that is formed of two parts joined with a roof and its legs end with serifs. In the text, the enlarged letter ת (Es. 9:29) is included too. In addition, traditional enlarged and diminished letters are in col. 19; they are also decorated with elaborated tagim and in the case of two of the letters, additional strokes are drawn below them.
In the first text panel are inscribed all three benedictions preceded by an adequate Hebrew headline ברכות מגלה. Whereas the last panel contains the final benediction followed by a shortened version of ארור המן Arur Haman.
In general, the ruling is slightly visible.
The parchment is bright; both sides of the sheets are very similar so it is difficult to distinguish between the flesh and hair side of a sheet.
The membranes are glued which was relatively rare for Esther scrolls.
In the institutional and private collections, other scrolls decorated with a similar pattern are stored.