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Obj. ID: 11823  Esther scroll, Morocco, 18th-19th centuries

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Name/Title
Esther scroll | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
ca. 1780 (according to the manuscript's owner)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Morocco
| Atlas Mountains
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Unknown |
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
081.012.016
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
160 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Hallmark
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
good
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 panels are surrounded by different geometric ornamentation except for the opening text panels that were lost and replaced by an undecorated membrane. 

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Contents
Book of Esther in Hebrew
Codicology
Scribes
Script
square
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

The scroll is housed is a simple carved wooden case.

Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

According to the owner of the manuscript, the decorations in the scroll are directly parallel to those found on the wooden portable mosques from the southern areas of Morocco and place the origin of this scroll to that area. It is the only recorded decorated Esther scroll from that place.

The geometric decoration, both and in style and color, harks back to Andalusian motifs. 

History/Provenance
it seems to be that the first two columns (which are not illuminated) were added later
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
The database of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts of the National Library of Israel
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