Esther Scroll [Book of Esther] - Illuminated Megillat Esther Limited Edition with sterling silver ends and lock - 2002

Description
Esther Scroll [Book of Esther] - Illuminated Megillat Esther Limited Edition with sterling silver ends and lock - 2002
Illustrated, Judaica, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Numbered edition - Album

A "Scroll of Esther" (Heb. מגילת אסתר, megilat ester) is a manuscript copy of the biblical Book of Esther, which recounts the story of the salvation of the Jews in the Persian Empire, read in synagogues on the Evening and Morning Services of the holiday of Purim.

Decorated manuscripts and embellished scroll cases have been created for use in many communities throughout the Jewish Diaspora since the early modern period, varying in materials and styles. Made for individual users, but read publicly during synagogue services, these objects lay at the intersection between the spheres of personal ritual and synagogue life. The materials, shapes, and the overarching aesthetics presiding the making of embellished megilot are indicative of the social and cultural characteristics of their makers, of the patrons who commissioned them, and the communities they belonged to.

This scroll is a facsimile, limited edition of 950 copies, copy no 490/950 printed on high quality parchment like paper and decorated with sterling silver ends and lock.

Lot details
Object
Album
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Judaica, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Esther Scroll [Book of Esther]
Book Title
Illuminated Megillat Esther Limited Edition with sterling silver ends and lock
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
2002
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Hebrew
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Netafim 55
Extras
Limited edition, Numbered edition
Number of pages
22
Dimensions
34×21 cm
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