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[ESTHER SCROLL] -

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

Stock Code
97796
Balkan, 1800
£9,500

Esther scroll housed in an elaborately decorated silver case.

Manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 19 lines, in Hebrew Sephardic Script. An ornamentation of an attractive multilayered flower to the top of the case.

The Book of Esther is part of Ketuvim (Writings), the third section of the Hebrew
Bible. It tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who became queen of Persia and
thwarted a plan by Haman to commit genocide against her people. Also called The
Megillah, the book is the basis and an integral part of the Jewish celebration of Purim.
Its full text is read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the
following morning. Besides Song of Songs, it is the only book in the Bible that does not
explicitly mention God.

'Since the Talmudic period it has been customary to write the Book of Esther
on parchment in the form of a scroll, and the rules governing its

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Description

Scroll on parchment, housed in a silver case (unstamped), cast, hammered and engraved with floral decorations and geometric patterns. Scroll height 15 cm. Case height 34.5 cm. Some staining to parchment.

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