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Illustrated Esther scroll with a silver case surmounted by a standing figure
Central Europe
17th–18th century
Scroll: pen and ink, copperplate engraving on parchment
Case: silver, repoussé, engraved, punched, and cast
On the opening tab of the scroll, are the benedictions for reading the scroll, heading with the words: "Megillah Benedictions" and "Esther" with depiction of the marriage of Esther and Ahasuerus.
H: 22; L: 281 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
Accession number: B86.0277 ; 182/177

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

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

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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