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Text columns 1 and 2 (sheet no. 1) surrounded by a decorative painted border.

The text starts with an enlarged word of the Megillah (ויהי) framed in an oval flanked by stylized acanthus leaves.

In the lower margin, below the first panel, the feast is represented. At the table men and women are sitting together, therefore possibly it joins two episodes - the feast of the king (Es. 1:3-8) and the feast of the queen (Es. 1:9).

In the lower margin, below the second panel, the moment of the execution of Vashti is depicted (not mentioned in the text). The queen is kneeling on a pedestal and the executioner is just about to behead her with a sword. The scene is witnessed by three people who are standing on either side.

In the spaces between the text panel standing figures of Ahasuerus, Mordecai, and Esther (from the right to the left) are depicted.  The latter has a fashionable headdress à la fontange and Mordecai is clothed in a long black coat with a white collar and big flat hat, a dress typical for Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Name/Title
LBI Rocaille Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
cols. 1 and 2
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Date
mid-18th century
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Contents
Codicology
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Ruling
Pricking
Quires
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Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
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Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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M002687