Obj. ID: 1545
Jewish printed books JMP Printed Copy of Esther Scroll with Portrait Medallions, Central Europe, end of the 18th century
This paper megillah is a copy of the Esther scrolls with portraits medallions (see in the Index for their examples) in which both the border and the Hebrew text of the Book of Esther are printed. Its decoration faithfully follows the prototype except for the final section of the scroll. Here, the benediction recited after the Megillah reading and the liturgical poem for Purim אשר הניא "Asher Heni" are printed in an additional panel placed after the last column of the text (if these two texts were incorporated in the manuscripts featuring the same border, they were inscribed in the last text panel, below the word ברוך printed in the upper margin). The third and fourth sheets are adorned with the same border.