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Obj. ID: 35195  GFC Miniature Illustrated Esther Scroll, Brno (?), first quarter of the 18th century

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -.

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GFC Miniature Illustrated Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
first quarter of the 18th century
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Ink and paints on parchment
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The scroll: 59x1390 mm.
The case:
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Description

This is a miniature scroll that in only 59 mm high. It opens with a flower-filled vase and the Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is inscribed in panels that vary in width. The upper margins along with the scroll are decorated with foliate and floral ornaments and the spaces between the panels are filled with long stalks with flowers that come out of the vases. The only exception is col. 23 that is flanked by a geometric pattern. The lower margins are adorned partly with figurative scenes framed in ovals, some of them chronicle the Book of Esther but many others cannot be directly connected with the Purim story (due to their size, some of them are difficult to recognize). They are separated by vases with flowers that spread to both sides and cover all available space in the margins.  

The scroll is stored in a silver case. To the right edge of the first membrane, a metal pull bar is stitched.

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Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

18 columns

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
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Signature
Colophon

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Scribal Notes
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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