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Obj. ID: 35784
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Almudena Cathedral Decorated Esther Scroll, Italy, 17th/18th centuries

© Museum of the Almudena Cathedral, Photographer: N/A, -

The text of the Book of Esther in Hebrew is inscribed within the decorative architectural frame. It is composed of arches that vary in width; wider panels are placed alternately with narrower ones. The text panels are interspersed by double columns standing on common bases. The upper margins are adorned with cornices decorated with female masks holding two garlands each (placed above narrower panels) and elongated cartouches filled with ornaments (placed above wider panels). The lower margins - which are narrower than the upper ones - are filled with columns' bases and the spaces between them are not decorated and are painted solely with multicolored paints. The same pattern repeats over the entire length of the scroll and is unique for this megillah.

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Name/Title
Almudena Cathedral Decorated Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
17th/18th centuries
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
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Depth
Circumference
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Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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