The scroll from the AEJM collection represents the type called Gaster II (see "Additional Remarks") that are produced in a mixed technique - the fragments of the decorative border are printed as copper engravings that are colored by hand while its other parts are executed by hand and the Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is penned by a scribe. The main part of the pattern consists of a series of arcades, under which the text of the Megillah is inscribed. The text panels are interspersed by columns whose bases are decorated with a flower. They separate rectangular frames in which figurative scenes that chronicle the narrative of the Book of Esther are depicted. Upper margins are filled with a balustrade on which are placed flower-filled vases and pairs of roosters and turkeys. The scrolls end with symmetrical decoration composed of foliate and floral ornaments. The general layout of the decoration is the same in all exemplars of the scrolls, however, particular manuscripts differ in detail; especially their opening decorations vary (for a similar opening part see ID 34123).
The decorative scheme of Gaster II scrolls shows common features with the Griselini and Griselini-Related scrolls (see "Griselini scrolls" and "Griselini-Related scrolls" in the Index), whereas the narrative scenes are the same as in the scrolls representing Klagsbald type (see IDs 31, 38212).
For another scroll representing the same type of ornamentation see ID 34123.
The scroll may by accompanied by a decorated benedictions sheet and a bag (or piece of green fabric).
The scrolls representing the same or similar pattern are discussed in:
Mendel Metzger, "The Earliest Engraved Italian Megilloth", Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 48:2 (1966), 381‒432.
Dagmara Budzioch, Dekorowane zwoje Estery z Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego w Warszawie na tle tradycji dekorowania megillot Ester w XVII i XVIII wieku. Zarys problematyki, Warszawa 2019, 1:124-134, 322.
Hebrew and Judaic manuscripts in Amsterdam public collections Catalogue of the manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, University Library of Amsterdam eds. L. Fuks and R. G. Fuks-Mansfeld