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  JMP Printed Copy of Aryeh Leib ben Daniel of Goraj Esther Scroll, Central Europe, first quarter of the 20th century

© Jewish Museum in Prague (JMP), Photographer: N/A, -

A miniature copy of one of the decorated scrolls executed by Aryeh Leib ben Daniel of Goray (Pol. Goraj), Poland (אריה ליב בן דניאל מגורייא) or the scrolls attributed to him. It is printed in black ink on a single sheet of paper. The upper margins are lavishly decorated with medallions containing the busts of the king's advisers mentioned in Es. 1:10, chamberlains, and guardians of the harem. They are identified by their names written in a semi-cursive Hebrew script that is barely legible. The medallions are flanked by flying birds and they are separated by vases. The text is inscribed in rectangular panels, between which are illustrations of full-length figures representing the major characters of the Esther story, along with the princes of Media and Persia listed in Es. 1:14; they are identified by their names, which are inscribed with the same type of Hebrew script as above. The lower margins are adorned with roundels containing narrative scenes reflecting the Purim story and are labeled in semi-cursive Hebrew script. These roundels are flanked by lions on either side. Throughout the entire manuscript, the space between the larger ornamental elements is filled with a repetitive composition of leafy tendrils, flowers, and fruits (potentially grapes) that are shown against a background of imitation cross-hatching.

The scroll is mounted on a wooden handle and a wooden pull bar is added to the right edge of the sheet.

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Name/Title
JMP Printed Copy of Aryeh Leib ben Daniel of Goraj Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
First quarter of the 20th century
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Ink on paper (printed text and decorations) + wood
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Measurements
The scroll: 125x1060 mm.
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Condition

The scroll is preserved in very good condition.

Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of a single sheet containing 13 text columns with 32 lines each, except for col. 11 which has 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

The text in the scroll is printed, but its prototype was copied in the Hebrew Ashkenazi script with tagin.

The letters ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29) are highlighted by their size. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 11.

To almost all ל letters appearing in the words המלך occurring at the head of the text columns, a decorative stroke is added.

The text is printed, therefore the scroll lacks ruling and pricking.

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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Denomination
Signature
Colophon

None

Scribal Notes
Watermark
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Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

Another number of the scroll: 2001/0567.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

The images of the scroll are available on https://collections.jewishmuseum.cz/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/221895# (accessed on 06.12.2020).

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

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Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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