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On the right, Ahasuerus sits on the throne with a canopy and extends his scepter to the crowned Esther who is about to kneel before him. Two men stand next to the throne and the queen is attended by two maid-servants (Es. 5:2). On the left, the first banquet given by Esther is depicted. The queen, the king, and Haman sit at a table set on a pedestal with a colonnade (Es. 5:5-8).

Name/Title
IM Griselini-Related Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
col. 9
Date
mid-18th century
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Italy | Veneto | Venice
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Ink on parchment (printed decoration, handwritten text)
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The scroll: ca. 280 mm (height).
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Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 5 membranes containing 17 (?) text columns with 19 (?) lines per column except for col. 16 inscribed in 11 lines divided into two parts. 

The text is inscribed in black ink, in a square Italian Hebrew script on parchment membranes.

Membranes in the scroll are stitched.

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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
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Coin Ruler
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Signature
Colophon
None
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Summary and Remarks

This image belongs to the ''Ursula and Kurt Schubert Archive'' in the Center for Jewish Art.

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Bibliography

The scrolls decorated with this pattern are discussed in:

Mendel Metzger, The Earliest Engraved Italian Megilloth, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 1966, 48/2, 381–432, esp. 416-432 (here the scrolls are called "post-Griselini").

Dagmara Budzioch, The Decorated Esther Scrolls from the Museum of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and the Tradition of Megillot Esther Decoration in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries – An Outline [Polish: Dekorowane zwoje Estery z Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego w Warszawie na tle tradycji dekorowania megilot Ester w XVII i XVIII wieku. Zarys problematyki], Warsaw 2019, 1:135-138.

Victor Klagsbald, Catalogue raisonné de la collection juive du Musée de Cluny, Paris 1981, p. 74-75, object 74.

A short description in French and several photographs are available on https://www.mahj.org/en/decouvrir-collections-betsalel/rouleau-d-esther-50121 (accessed on 24.05.2020).

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