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Obj. ID: 23770  JHM Esther Scroll with Floral Decoration and Hanging of Haman Scene, Germany (?), 18th century

© Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum), Photographer: Unknown, -.

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JHM Esther Scroll with Floral Decoration and Hanging of Haman Scene | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18th century
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Ink and paints on parchment
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The scroll: 103x3185 mm.
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Description

The upper margins are decorated with a floral motif with fruits and on the lower margins, an acorn ornament appears. In the column containing the section listing the names of Haman's sons (Es. 9:6-10) is incorporated a figurative scene depicting Haman hanged on the gallows (Es. 7:10). The final benediction with instructions regarding the Megillah reading are written in a circle topped with a crown.

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Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew with the benediction recited after the Megillah reading and the liturgical poem Asher Heni

Codicology

The text is written in Hebrew square Ashkenazi script in brown ink.

The last column of the text contains numerous elongated letters.

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Blank Leaves
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Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
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Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Summary and Remarks

Below the circle with the final benediction, a Hebrew inscription can be seen.

A similar manuscript (no. S43) is stored at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

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Bibliography

A short description of the scroll and images are available on https://data.jck.nl/page/aggregation/jhm-museum/M000439 (accessed on 17.07.2021).

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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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