Col. 2. The cartouche encloses a scene that depicts the bearded Ahasuerus sitting on a throne and pointing to a figure who kneels before him. Two people stand behind the kneeling figure and three other people stand on the right talking amongst each other. The king's guard stands on the left behind the throne. The scene is difficult to interpret especially that the illustrations included in the scroll are not depicted in the chronological order. It can be either the moment when the king gives the ring to Haman or the moment when he extends the scepter to Esther (it can be again suggested by a gesture of the king but no scepter is visible).
Col. 3. On the right, Ahasuerus sits on the throne and a man kneeling at his feet; another man is watching this scene. Possibly it is the moment when Haman is begging for his life (Es. 7:8). On the left, Haman is hanged on the gallows on which a ladder is leaning. Two executioners, one of them holds a shield and spear, stand on the right of the gallows, and another executioner stands on the far left, also holding a spear (Es. 7:10).
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Ahasuerus extending his scepter to Esther (Es. 5:2)
Ornamentation: | Endless knot
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Haman hanged (Es. 7:10)
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Haman begging for his life (Es. 7:8)
The scroll is formed of 7 membranes with 26 text columns, with 17 lines each.
Membranes are stitched
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