Bible. O.T. Esther. Hebrew. 1750.
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From the Sholem Asch collection, gift of Louis M. Rabinowitz, 1943.
Scroll on vellum. Made about 1750?, at Brody, in Austrian Poland. Minute calligraphic square characters with the names of Haman's sons enlarged and the blessings for recital before and after the reading of the scroll also enlarged. Colored border with several miniatures worked into it. The Jewish dramatis personae are clad in caftans, while Haman and his entourage wear 18th century Polish-Austrian costumes. Colophon : nikhtav poh ḳ.ḳ Brod. There is some water damage to the images at the beginning of the scroll.
1 strip , 16 x 59.5 cm.
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