The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) 509 mm, 2) 548 mm, 3) 548 mm, 4) 405 mm, 5) 460 mm.
The text panels: 119-122x78-84 mm.
The roller: 380 mm (height).
The scroll opens and closes with a decorative cartouche surrounded by flowers and birds. The text panels are surrounded by the hand-painted border made of foliate ornaments with flowers (tulips?) and birds. The same pattern appears on all membranes in the megillah.
The scroll is mounted on a wooden roller.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is formed of 5 sheets containing 21 columns of the text with 20 lines, except for col. 18 with 11 lines divided into two parts.
The number of text columns per sheet: no. 1 - 4, no. 2 - 5, no. 3 - 5, no. 4 - 4, no. 5 - 3.
The text is inscribed in Hebrew square Italian-Sephardi script with tagim, in dark brown ink, on the flesh side of parchment membranes.
The letters ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29) are highlighted by their size - they are slightly larger than an average letter in the scroll. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 18.
The ruling is made with a stylus.
The membranes in the scroll are stitched together.
The cartouche included in the opening decoration could originally have contained a drawing or an inscription; at present, the letters "Ed" (?) might be discerned on it. The field of the cartouche included in the final decoration contains a signature of Ottavio Lam[p?] in the Latin alphabet; possibly he was the previous owner of the megillah.
The frames were originally painted gold but now only some remnant of the color is visible.
Olga Sixtova, O svitku / Form of the Scroll [katalog k výstavě konané v Galerii Roberta Guttmanna Židovského muzea v Praze od 22. června do 26. července 2006], Praha 2006, 26-27.
The Precious Legacy. Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, ed. David A. Altshuler, p. 269, object 253.
http://collections.jewishmuseum.cz/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/221269 (accessed on 06.11.2020).