The first membrane is not decorated and it is a later addition to the scroll. On the other membranes, the text is inscribed within horseshoe arches and the spaces between them are filled with foliate and floral ornaments shown on a colorful background. Additionally, above cols. 15, 22, and 23 there are several figures of animals and birds (?). The final part of the manuscript (ca. 80 mm wide) is blank. The manuscript is incomplete.
The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) ca. 100 mm, 2) 325 mm, 3) 710 mm, 4) 685 mm, 5) 350 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text panel: 130x70 mm (maximum dimensions);
- an average letter in the scroll: 2 mm (height); the size of the letters in the first column is differentiated;
- space between the subsequent lines of the text: 3 mm (the lines are marked every 5 mm).
The Book of Esther in Hebrew lacking a part of the first chapter (the text starts from the mid of the verse Es. 1:17)
The scroll is formed of 5 sheets containing 24 columns of the text with 21-23 lines except for col. 20 with 11 lines divided into two parts (the text fits the shape of the panel and the spaces between the lines vary as in many Oriental megillot; additionally, inside the column, there are several names of Haman's sons written for the second time in schematic handwriting).
The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Oriental script, in brown ink on the flesh side of the parchment membranes. On sheets 2-5, the letters are decorated with tagin.
Membranes nos. 2-5 are of medium thickness and rather stiff. Sheet no. 1 is made of a different parchment that is stiffer than the remaining membranes.
The lines of the text are not equal because they fit the shape of the panels.
The ruling (horizontal and vertical lines) made by a hardpoint is clearly visible on the first sheet and on the final section of the manuscript. On the remaining part of the scroll, mainly horizontal lines can be seen. They are marked along with the whole length of membranes. In some places, the lines are visible on the blank side of the sheets.
The pricking is invisible.
The membranes are stitched.
For other scrolls decorated with horseshoe arches in the Index see IDs: 34763, 37888.