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Text columns nos. 1 and 2 (sheet no. 1) surrounded by hand-painted decoration including large Hebrew letters on a colorful background in the upper margins, a floral motif composed of trefoils in the lower margins, and floral decorations that fill the spaces between the text panels.

Name/Title
Museo Sefardí Incomplete Amalek Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 1 and 2
Settings
Unknown
Date
mid-19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Iraq
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Spain | Toledo | Museo Sefardí
| 1329/001
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
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: 128x3000 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

The manuscript is incomplete: it lacks its opening section (the text starts from Es. 1:7) and a fragment of the ninth chapter (Es. 9:7-21).

Its beginning is damaged and a part of the decoration is restored. Some parts of parchment membranes are very poorly preserved.

There are some stains on the sheets.

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 + several verses from other biblical books written on the margins

Codicology

Text columns include 13 lines.

The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Oriental script, in black ink, on the flesh side of the sheets that is bright, whereas the other side of the sheets is yellow, smooth, and shiny.

The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is slightly larger than an average letter in the scroll.

The ruling is made with a hardpoint along with the membranes. The spaces between the lines are equal to the height of the letters, therefore, the letters could be inscribed between two lines.

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

For another scroll decorated with large Hebrew letters in the margins see ID 27379.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

A short description of the manuscript in Spanish and its images are available on http://ceres.mcu.es (accessed on 27.10.2020).

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
M002518