The total length is unknown because, during the manuscript's examination, only the first two membranes were taken from the case.
Sheet no. 1 - 620 mm, sheet no. 2 - 590 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- opening decoration: 87x83 mm;
- frames of the panels: 3 mm;
- the highest letter: 3 mm (not all the letters in the scroll are of the same size).
The case: ca. 275 mm (total height).
The scroll opens with a framed carpet decoration composed of a schematic vase with flowers and plant decoration. The Hebrew text of the Book of Esther is inscribed in frames and between the columns of the text, different floral motifs and ornaments are painted.
A pull bar of silver is attached to the right edge of the first membrane.
The scroll is housed in a silver case with an engraved floral motif. It bears a Hebrew inscription with the date 5455 [=1694/1695 - see "Summary and Remarks"] and presumably with the name of the owner - Shlomo ben Yosef.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The first and second sheets contain 4 columns of the text with 19 lines.
The text is inscribed in the Hebrew square script with in black ink, on the flesh side of parchment membranes that are bright, thick, and stiff. The blank side of the sheets is more yellow.
The letter ח (Es. 1:6) may be slightly higher than an average letter in the scroll.
The ruling - horizontal and vertical lines - is made with a hardpoint along with the sheets. It is well visible on the blank side of the sheets.
The pricking before the first text panel is visible.
The membranes in the scroll are stitched.
שלמה ב'' יוסף ש' 5455
During the manuscript's examination, only the first two membranes were taken from the case and that is why the scroll cannot be described precisely.
It seems the date engraved in the case was corrected. Possibly originally, instead of "4", there was "6", then the date would be 1894/1895. After the comparison with other scrolls, this date seems more probable than 1694/1695.