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Obj. ID: 37533  Girona Esther Scroll with Floral Motifs, Italy, 18th century

© Museu d’Història dels Jueus (Patronat Call de Girona), Photographer: N/A, -.

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Girona Esther Scroll with Floral Motifs | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18th century
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment + wood
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Material Decoration
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Material Cloth
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Measurements
The scroll: ca. 350x3260 mm.
The roller: ca. 550 mm (height).
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Condition
The manuscript is quite well preserved, even if its beginning is damaged (the sheet is torn, the decoration is faded, and the text in the first column is damaged by humidity). The scroll was restored and mechanically cleaned in November 2007; however - at the owner's request - not all wax stains have been removed.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Description

The scroll opens with the floral decoration. Above each column of the text, in the central part, a floral composition is placed. An additional floral decoration is incorporated in the 15th column of the text that comprises the section listing the names of Haman's sons (Es. 9:6-10). All the decorations in the scroll are painted by hand.

The scroll is mounted on a wooden turned roller.

Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 5 membranes with 17 columns of the text with 22 lines, except for col. 15 with 11 lines divided into two parts.

The number of columns of the text per sheet: nos. 1-3 - 4, no. 4 - 2, no. 5 - 3. 

The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Sephardi-Italian script, in black ink, on the flesh side of the bright parchment membranes.

The letters ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29) are enlarged and bolded. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 15.

The ruling - made with a hardpoint - is slightly visible.

The membranes in the scroll are stitched.

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

None

Scribal Notes
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Binding
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Summary and Remarks
History/Provenance
The scroll is in the possession of Mr. Uriel Macías. Since 2017 the manuscript is on long-term loan to the Museu d’Història dels Jueus (Patronat Call de Girona) in Girona.
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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2020
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