Obj. ID: 1106
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Estense Isaac Nataf Esther Scroll, Italy, second half of the 17th century
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.
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)
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.
Carlo Bernheimer, Catalogo dei manoscritti orientali della Biblioteca Estense, Roma 1960, 88, object 8.