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Sheet no. 2

Columns of text nos. 10-13 are surrounded by hand-painted floral decorations. The scenes (nos. 10-13) in the lower margins illustrate:

10. Esther before the king who extends the scepter to her (possibly Es. 5:2).

11. A man is seated on a chair and another man is standing in front of him - possibly Haman before the king while talking about a reward for the one who the king wishes to reward (Es. 6:5-10).

12. A couple.

13. A city.

Name/Title
GFC Miniature Illustrated Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 10-13
Date
First quarter of the 18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment + silver
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: 59x1390 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

In general, the manuscript (the text, decorations, and parchments) is well preserved.

It seems the opening decoration is not complete and lacks its part on the right-hand side.

The final part of the decoration (on the left side of the last panel) is a later addition to the scroll.

 

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 4 sheets, in total containing 27 columns of text with 16 lines each, except for col. 23 which has 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

The number of columns of text per sheet: no. 1 - 6 columns, nos. 2 and 3 - 7 columns, no. 4 - 6 columns.

The text is written in Hebrew square Ashkenazi script with tagin in dark brown-black ink on the flesh side of parchment membranes.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is enlarged and decorated with scrolled feet. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is enlarged.

It seems the ruling was done with a pencil; only vertical lines are visible.

The pricking is invisible.

The membranes of the scroll are glued 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

The place of the manuscript's origin - Brno - is given according to William Gross.

The text panels are of different widths.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the manuscript is available.

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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