The upper and lower margins of the scroll are decorated with a cut-out ornament that is composed of intertwined floral motifs, shields with criss-cross, birds, and animals; there is also a single angel and a human head. The spaces between the rectangular text columns with the Book of Esther in Hebrew are not decorated. For unknown reasons, the decoration is unfinished and the membranes are unpainted.
The scroll is mounted on a wooden roller.
Lenght of the sheets in the scroll: 1) 450 mm, 2) 655 mm, 3) 560 mm, 4) 580 mm, 5) 555 mm, 6) 590 mm, 7) 520 mm, 8) 570 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text panel: 33x86 mm;
- spaces between the text columns: 25 mm;
- decorations in the upper margins: 14 mm;
- decorations in the lower margins: 24 mm;
- an average letter: 2 mm
- spaces between the lines: 2-3 mm.
The roller: ca. 235 mm (height).
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is composed of 8 sheets containing 40 columns of the text with 8 lines except for col. 34 with 11 lines divided into two parts.
The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Italian script in black ink on the flesh side of parchment membranes that are of a mid-thickness but stiff.
The number of the columns per membrane: sheet no. 1 - 4, no. 2 - 6, no. 3 - 5, no. 4 - 6, no. 5 - 5, no. 6 - 5, no. 7 - 5, no. 8 - 4.
The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is marked by its size (it is 4 mm high) and form (contains two parts joined with a roof). The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is enlarged and bolded. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 34.
In col. 34, all names of Haman's sons are of the same width; similarly, as the repeating words ואת are written in a column of the same width. Neither the word ish nor עשרת are elongated.
The last column in the scroll is narrowing downwards.
The ruling was probably done in two ways: drawn with a pencil (vertical lines marking the text panels and possibly vertical lines in a part of the scrolls) and marked with a stylus (a part of the scroll, e.g. on the sheet no. 5).
The first and second sheets are glued, whereas all others are stitched.
For similar scrolls in the Index see IDs: 34768,
To the right edge of the first membrane, a long strip of red fabric is stitched.
Only a part of the scroll is decorated with cut-out designs. Some parts of the scroll are undecorated, on some other fragment, sketches in pencil are visible but the pattern is not cut-out, wheras in some other cases only a part of the drawing is cut-out. This suggests that the copying of the text was the first stage in the production of the megillah and its ornamentation was executed after it.