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Obj. ID: 35197  GFC Folk Esther Scroll with Roundels, Germany, first half of the 18th century

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

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GFC Folk Esther Scroll with Roundels | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
first half of the 18th century
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment
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The scroll: 180x1220 mm.
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Extant
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Description

The scroll is decorated in a folk style. Along with the upper and lower margins there are decorative belts filled with foliate and floral ornaments in which birds are woven. The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is inscribed within the roundels, except for col. 8; such layout was rarely employed in megillot Esther. Around majority of the text panels, four illustrations chronicling the Book of Esther narrative and/or figures of Ester story protagonists are placed. All of them are labeled in Hebrew in the same handwriting as the text of the Megillah is copied.  

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Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology
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
Signature
Colophon

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