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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  MOIJA Esther Scroll with Pointed Arches and Floral Decoration, Morocco, 19th century

© Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art (MOIJA), Photographer: Unknown, 2021

The right edge of the first membrane is blank and trimmed into a decorative polylobed shape. The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is written within an architectonic frame formed of pointed arches. The spaces between them are filled with floral decoration painted in two colors.

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Name/Title
MOIJA Esther Scroll with Pointed Arches and Floral Decoration | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
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Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Ink and tempera 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: 168x2860 mm
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Panel Measurements
Condition

The first membrane is well preserved; it is slightly dirty.

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

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 5 sheets, containing in total 30 columns of text of 22 lines of various lengths each.

The text is written in Hebrew square Oriental script with tagin in dark brown ink on the flesh side of the parchment membranes.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is not highlighted.

The ruling made by a stylus is well visible along with the membranes.

The pricking is invisible.

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
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Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

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