The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) 755 mm, 2) 755 mm, 3) 715 mm, 4) ca. 800 mm, 5) 825 mm, 6) ca. 250mm, 7) at least 230 mm (the left edge is placed on a roller).
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- text panel: 96x68 mm;
- decorations between the text panels: 96x25 mm;
- prefatory panel: 63x45 mm;
- decorations in the upper and lower margins: 12 mm;
- an average letter: 3-3,5 mm (height);
The roller: ca. 285 mm.
The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is inscribed within horseshoe arches, except for the final section that is written in a rectangular panel. The spaces between them, as well as the upper and lower margins are ornamented. The scroll opens with a blank rectangular panel. To the right edge of the first sheet, a narrow strip of parchment is sewn.
The scroll is mounted on a wooden roller with an open-work decoration.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is formed of 7 sheets containing 48 columns of the text with 14 lines, except for col. 40 with 11 lines divided into two parts (the text fits the shape of the panel and the spaces between the lines vary as in many Oriental megillot).
The number of columns of the text per sheet: no. 1 - 7, no. 2 - 9, no. 3 - 8, nos. 4 and 5 - 9, no. 6 - 3, no. 7 - 3.
The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square Oriental script, in black ink, on the flesh side of the parchment membranes that are stiff and rather thick. Their sides vary - the side of the text and decorations is brighter; another one is rather yellow.
The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is highlighted by its form - it is composed of two elements joined with a roof. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is enlarged.
The leg of the letter ע in the final word of the scroll is decorated with a long swirl.
The lines of the text are not equal because they fit the shape of the panels.
There are some corrections in the text, added by another hand in different ink.
The ruling - made with a hardpoint - is barely visible, except for col. 20 where it is clear; it is also quite well visible on the blank side of the sheets.
The pricking - 15 tiny holes - in some places can be seen.
The membranes in the scroll are stitched.
In the prefatory panel, three Hebrew letters are inscribed - לפא - with a pencil.
For other scrolls decorated with horseshoe arches in the Index see IDs: 34763, 34782.