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Esther Scroll in a silver case decorated with depictions from the story of the scroll

Esther Scroll in a silver case decorated with depictions from the story of the scroll

Esther Scroll in a silver case decorated with depictions from the story of the scroll

Scroll: pen and ink on parchment

Case: silver, repoussé, engraved, punched, and cut

Inscribed in Hebrew: known as "The King's scroll" - columns of the text open with the word "The king... ." The case is inscribed in Hebrew along the depictions from the scroll story: "But Mordecai would not kneel or bow low" (Esther 3:2); "That night, sleep deserted the King" (Esther 6:1); "This is what is done for the man whom the King desires to honour!" (Esther 6:11); "Then Queen Esther... and Mordecai the Jew... wrote with full authority" (Esther 9:29).

H: 17.5; L: 250 cm

The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Accession number:

B86.0279

182/178

Jewish Art and Life
From the Israel Museum publications:

Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

Exhibitions:

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987