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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Czartoryski Illustrated Esther Scroll, Italy, 18th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,

The scroll's outer edge is round. 48 text illustrations enclosed within cartouches in all top and bottom margins of the text columns, and watercolors of red, yellow, green, bottle green, and magenta. The text illustrations are set within architectural settings including elaborate structures, some with arcaded palaces and towers or even entire cityscapes

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Name/Title
Czartoryski Illustrated Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: 88-91x2206 mm.
Benedictions sheet: 86 x 114 mm.
text col. space: (33-40) x (70-105) mm;
col. 20: 44 x 65 mm;
text col. height with decoration: 86-91 mm.
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
The ink of many text columns and paints in illustrations have flaked off.
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
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew with initial and final benedictions written on a separate sheet

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 5 sheets containing 23 columns of the text with 14 lines, except for col. 20 with 11 lines divided into two parts. 

The text is written in the Hebrew square Italian script, in light brown ink, on the flesh side of parchment sheets. 

The number of text columns per sheet: no. 1 - 5, no. 2 - 7, no. 3 - 5, no. 4 - 4, no. 5 - 2.

The ruling is made with a hardpoint: 14 horizontal lines; 2 additional lines in ink: 1 above and 1 below the text; 1+1 vertical lines. 4-5 vertical lines ruled on cols. 19-20.

The membranes in the scroll are stitched.

Pricking not discernible.

Benedictions: Instructions are written in the middle of the benediction sheet, in the round script by a later hand (?).

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
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon

None

Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

At least four scrolls featuring the same type of ornamentation exist; in the Index see ID 37877.

In the narrative scenes, some echoes of the Gaster I type scrolls (for their examples see in the Index) can be discerned.

Col. 8: the word - יום - "day" was added on the left by another hand.

Two holes punched along the inner edge of the scroll were probably designed for holding the roller.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The library shelfmark - 3891 - is written at the beginning of the reverse side of the scroll.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Unknown

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Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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