Obj. ID: 34780
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Hechal Shlomo Esther Scrolls Based on the Scrolls with Cut-Out Borders, Lugo or Ancona, Second half of the 18th century
Rectangular text panels containing the Book of Esther are surrounded by foliate and floral ornaments with chequered patterns in which are intertwined birds (some of them are double-headed) and human heads or masks. They resemble ornamentation of a group of Italian megillot and ketubbot from the 2nd half of the 18th century with cut-out borders (in the Index see ID 34768). The upper margins of all membranes are trimmed into numerous semicircles.
The scroll is mounted on a metal roller.
Brown elements could be originally painted gold.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
7 sheets with 35 columns of the text with lines, except for col. with 11 lines