[ESTHER SCROLL]

[Esther Scroll housed in silver decorative case, untitled].

Stock Code
98854
[Esther Scroll housed in silver decorative case, untitled].

Jerusalem, Bezalel, [Circa 1920].
£6,500
A beautiful example of a Megillah housed in a silver case, with elaborate filigree, surmounted by a
crown.

The Bezalel school was founded in 1906 in Jerusalem by the artist and professor Boris
Schatz, and was the first art school to be established in the Holy Land in the 20th
century. The establishment of Bezalel was initiated by Schatz, who discussed his vision
of opening an art school in the Land of Israel with Herzl, while the two met in Vienna
in 1903. Schatz chose to call the school Bezalel after the biblical artist Bezalel ben Uri
ben Hur, mentioned in the book of Exodus as the artist chosen by God to build the
Tabernacle HaMishkan in Hebrew . According to the scripture this artist worked in
silver, gold, copper, stone and wood. By founding the school Schatz aimed to establish a national style of art, blending
classical Jewish, European and Middle-Eastern traditions. In addition to traditional
sculpture and painting training,
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Description

Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 20 lines, in Hebrew script, scroll housed in an elaborately decorated silver filigree case (unstamped). Scroll height 6.5 cm. Case height 18 cm. Engraved with 'Bezalel Jerusalem' signature, in Hebrew.

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