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The scroll opens with a panel containing several illustrations; some of them are closely related to those depicted in the Amsterdam prototype, although they are not identical. In the upper register, in the center, there is a royal couple seated on the canopied throne. On the right, the beheading of Vashti is depicted (the episode is not mentioned in the text) and on the left, Mordecai at the palace gate who does not bow to Haman (Es. 3:2) is depicted. The middle register consists of three rectangular frames. In the central, the benedictions recited before the Megillah reading are inscribed. On the right, the king seated on the throne and a man before him can be seen - possibly the moment when Haman receives the king's ring (Es. 3:10). Whereas on the left, two messengers with sticks in their hands are shown; most likely they are delivering Haman's decree (Es. 3:13). The lowest part of decoration contains four narrative scenes; from right to left: Hatakh is bringing clothes for Mordecai (4:4), Haman leads Mordecai through Shushan (6:11), the gallows with 11 hanged bodies of Haman and his sons (Es. 9:25), and two people in Purim costumes.  Above and below the panel, there are decorations of dense acanthus leaves and flowers. 

On the left is visible a wooden case in which the scroll is housed.

Name/Title
UB Freiburg Esther Scroll Based on Portrait Medallions Scrolls | Unknown
Object Detail
opening decoration
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Date
18th century
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Ruling
Pricking
Quires
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
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Volume
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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Negative/Photo. No.
M002665