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Obj. ID: 38113  JMNY Esther Scroll with a Cut-Out Border with Flowers and Eagles, USA or Eretz Israel, 19th/20th centuries

© Dagmara Budzioch, Photographer: Budzioch, Dagmara, 11.2015.

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Name/Title
JMNY Esther Scroll with a Cut-Out Border with Flowers and Eagles | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
19th/20th centuries
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Construction material
Measurements
The scroll: 150 x ca. 2960 mm.
The length of the sheets in the scroll: 1) 775 mm, 2) ca. 830 mm, 3) ca. 640 mm, 4) ca. 710 mm.
Dimensions of the selected details in the scroll:
- decorations on the upper margins: 35 mm;
- decorations on the lower margins: 25 mm;
- an average letter: 2 mm (height).
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Condition

The manuscript (the text, decorations, and parchment membranes) is preserved in very good condition.

Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Description

The panels containing the text of the Book of Esther in Hebrew are surrounded by a cut-out decoration colored by hand. All membranes in the scroll are adorned with the same pattern. The upper margins are filled with eagles who hold, in their beaks, ribbons supporting garlands of flowers; each garland is stretched between a pair of eagles facing each other. The upper edge of each membrane is decorated with a wavy line. The lower margins are decorated with foliate and floral decorations composed mainly of roses. The panels are separated by floral ornament. The opening and final sections of the scroll are blank.

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Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew

Codicology

The scroll is formed of 4 sheets containing a total of 21 columns of text with 14 lines each, except for col. 18 which has 11 lines divided into two half-columns.

Sheets nos. 1, 3, and 4 include 5 text columns, and sheet no. 2 includes 6 columns.

The text is written in Hebrew square script, in black ink on the flesh side of the parchment membranes, which are thick and stiff. The sides of the membranes differ: the blank side is rather yellow and smoother than the side of the text and decorations.

The letter ח (Es. 1:6) is highlighted by its form (it is formed of two parts joined with a roof) and it is slightly larger than an average letter in the scroll. The letter ת (Es. 9:29) is enlarged and bolded. Other enlarged and diminished letters are included in col. 18.

The ruling – horizontal and vertical lines - is made with a hardpoint. It seems the upper and lower horizontal lines are marked. 

The membranes in the scroll are stitched together.

The pricking is invisible.

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
Watermark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

Frames of the text panels may have been originally painted in gold.

On the lower margins, drawings in pencil can be seen.

History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the manuscript is available.

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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Researcher
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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