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Text columns nos. 21-26 surrounded by the hand-painted floral decoration. The scenes (nos. 21-26) in the lower margins illustrate:

21. A couple standing between a big flower and an animal - an unidentified scene.

22. A couple standing between a big flower and a building - possibly Haman (with a sword) and Zeresh.

23. On the right and in the center, Haman is falling on Esther's bed while he begging for his life (Es. 7:8) that is witnessed by the king. On the left, Haman is hanged (Es. 7:10).

24. Two mounted men and a walking man - possibly Ahasuerus' messengers (Es. 8:14).

25. One of the battles between the Jews and their enemies but it is difficult to determine which verse is depicted here.

26. On the right, a man is seated on a chair and another man in front of him. On the left, a man is seated at a table and another one is approaching the table - both scenes are difficult for unambiguous interpretation.

An additional illustration (no. 27) - hanging of Haman's ten sons (Es. 9:14) is incorporated into col. 23. There are ten small gallows with a sigle body suspending from each of them. Below two flowers are painted. Also, this is the only column in the scroll that is decorated with an abstract geometric pattern on its either side. 

Name/Title
GFC Miniature Illustrated Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 21-26
Date
first quarter of the 18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment
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.
The case:
Height
Length
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Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
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
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

18 columns

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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
M002257