The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) ca. 800 mm, 2) 650 mm, 3) 620 mm, 4) 50 mm, 5) ca. 640, 6) 650 mm, 7) 725 mm, 8) 570 mm, 9) 570 mm, 10) 640 mm, 11) 700 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- wreaths of flowers: 190-195 mm (diameter);
- decorations between the text columns: 200x38 mm;
- upper margins: 40 mm;
- lower margins: 60 mm;
- an average letter: 6 mm;
- letter ח in Es. 1:6 and in col. 24: 12 mm.
The roller: ca. 590 mm (height).
The scroll is embellished with hand-painted floral decoration. Its opening and final parts are adorned with large wreaths of roses, tulips, daffodils, carnations, sunflowers, and other types of flowers. The same flowers fill the spaces between the text columns; these compositions vary even if they contain the same species of flowers.
A piece of dusty pink fabric (possibly silk) is sewn underneath a part of the first membrane (it is below the opening decoration and the first two text columns). The scroll is mounted on a wooden turned roller.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is composed of 11 sheets containing 28 columns of the text with 21 lines except for col. 24 with 11 lines divided into two parts.
Sheets nos. 1-3, 5-8, and 10 contain 3 columns of the text, sheets nos. 9 and 11 - 2 columns, and sheet no. 4 includes only flower decoration.
The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Sephardi script with tagin, in black ink, on the flesh side of the parchment membranes that are rather thin. The side of the text and decorations is brighter and smoother than the other side, although it is still bright.
The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is highlighted by its size (it much larger than other letters in the scroll and bolded) and is decorated with 3 tagin. Similarly, the letter ת (Es. 9:29). Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 24.
There are some erasures and corrections in the text.
The ruling is partly visible: vertical lines are better visible than horizontal lines.
The membranes are stitched.
Some remains of drawings sketched in pencil can be seen.
After the 3rd membrane, a short piece of parchment is added (310x50 mm) that is filled solely with a flower decoration. Its style and colors are a bit different - similarly as in a few other decorations in the scroll - and it can be assumed that they were created by another person.
Seams' marks on the edges of the first membrane are visible; this suggests that originally the fabric covered the entire sheet.