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Obj. ID: 36686
Jewish printed books
  JMP Zvi Livni (Malabenchik) Printed Esther Scroll, Tel Aviv, 1971

© Jewish Museum in Prague (JMP), Photographer: Unknown, -

This scroll, printed on paper, contains the Hebrew text of the Book of Esther. Each text box, which all contain two columns of text, is surrounded by a colorful ornamental border in the shape of a jug with a lid on it. Each text box is numbered using the letters of the Hebrew alphabet at the top (in the "lid" of the jug), and the first word of each text box is written in large text and decorated with colorful ornamentation in the "lid" as well. In the bottom of every "jug", the title מגלת אסתר ("Book of Esther") is printed. Between the text panels are illustrations of scenes from the Book of Esther narrative (7 in total) that are directly related to the surrounding text. All the scenes are labeled in Hebrew with quotations from the book. In the 8th text panel, below the final part of the Megillah, שושנת יעקב "Shoshanat Yaakov" is printed.

This scroll is stored in a cardboard tube decorated with a figure of the enthroned Queen Esther with two men bowing to her. Below them, there is a Hebrew inscription bearing the original name of the artist - Zvi Malabenchik - which notes that the scroll was issued by Sinai Tel Aviv Publishing house in 1971.

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Name/Title
JMP Zvi Livni (Malabenchik) Printed Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1971
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Artist/ Maker
Livni (Malabenchik), Zvi (artist)
(Unknown)
was born in Poland and received his artistic education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1927 he immigrated to Israel and for several years lived in a kibbutz. In 1953 he moved to Safed, where he was one of the founders of the Artists' Campus. In 1976 he published the book Landscapes of the Land.
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Letterpress on paper
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The scroll: 250x2570 mm.
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Condition

The scroll is preserved in very good condition.

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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The printed text in the scroll does not feature the scribal practices of hand-written Esther scrolls.

Each column starts with a large decorated word. Additionally, there are some words printed in larger letters than the rest of the text.

The paper sheets of the scroll are glued together.

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Façade (main)
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None

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Summary and Remarks

Another number of the scroll: 2001/0551/01, 02.

Some examples of megillat Esther illustrated with the same drawings by Zvi Livni (Malabenchik) but in a form of a Leporello book are extant too. For another copy sharing the same ornamentation see "Related objects".

The illustration depicting the triumph of Mordecai (Es. 6:11) is not represented in the images of this scroll in the Index, but it is in the scroll; for this illustration in another copy see ID 33782.

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The images of the scroll are available on https://collections.jewishmuseum.cz/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/221890 (accessed on 12.11.2020).

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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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