Col. 16. A group of soldiers holding spears and fighting on a battleground is depicted. Two figures, on the right and on the left, lie dead on the ground and two men raise their hands (Es. 9:5).
Col. 17. On the right, Ahasuerus sits on the throne and outstretches his right hand towards Esther who is kneeling before him and raises her hands in the air (Es. 8:3). A man (Mordecai?) stands in the center and gestures. The scene is difficult for an unambiguous interpretation because, in the Book of Esther, it is not the only episode when Esther pleads with the king. In this case, the presence of Mordecai (?) suggests that it depicts the moment when Esther is begging the king to annul the decree against the Jews.
The scroll is formed of 7 membranes with 26 text columns, with 17 lines each.
Membranes are stitched
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