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Obj. ID: 11822  Horseshoe-arches Esther Scroll, Morocco, 19th/20th centuries

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Name/Title
Horseshoe-arches Esther Scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
19th/20th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Morocco
| Essaouira (?)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Unknown |
Location
Unknown | (Formerly 081.012.022 in the Gross Family Collection)
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
(Formerly 081.012.022 in the Gross Family Collection)
Material/Technique
Ink and paints on parchment
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
133 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Hallmark
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Description

The text is inscribed in panels topped with horseshoes-arches. The upper margins along the scroll are filled with

Custom
Contents
Book of Esther
Codicology

The text is inscribed in 37 columns

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

The use of arabesque arches ties the ornamentation of the scroll with the Islamic art/

The color-scheme (shades of red and green) are also typical of many decorated Jewish manuscript works from Morocco.

Decorated Esther scrolls from Morocco are quite rare.

History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
The information was given by W. Gross -January 2017
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Documenter
Tova Szeintuch | 15/1/2017
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