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Obj. ID: 1106
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Estense Isaac Nataf Esther Scroll, Italy, second half of the 17th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,

The scroll opens with a Hebrew inscription inscribed in the circle.

The text is inscribed in panels that are separated by twisted columns. The lower margins are filled with the narrative scenes from the Book of Esther that are included in the rectangular frames with semicircles on either side. The frames are interspersed by the columns' bases.

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Name/Title
Estense Isaac Nataf Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
second half of the 17th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Italy | Emilia Romagna | Modena | Estense University Library
| Ms. Gamma. F. 7.15 (App. 895)
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Italy | Modena | Estense University Library | Campori Collection
| Ms. Gamma. F. 7.15 (App. 895)
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
Height
ca. 80 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
Codicology

The text is inscribed in a square Italian script in 19 text panels, in 20 columns containing 13 lines each. Panel no. 16 is an exception and contains 2 columns: one of them is the column listing the names of Haman's ten sons inscribed in the most populat layout.  

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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
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

On the opening section, three library stamps are visible.

On the opening part of the scroll there is a Hebrew inscription:

הגביר כהר שמואל יצו בכה הגביר המרומם הר' יצחק נטף יצו יזייא

Icchak Nataf is the author of ושבועתו ליצחק

published in Livrono in 1825 (https://www.hebrewbooks.org/9053)

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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Carlo Bernheimer, Catalogo dei manoscritti orientali della Biblioteca Estense, Roma 1960, 88, object 8.

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Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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