Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Esther scroll and silver case decorated with scences from the scroll story
19th century
Scroll: pen and ink on parchment
Case: silver, etched, engraved, pierced, cast, and partly gilt
Inscription in Hebrew: "So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had put up for Mordecai" (Esther 7:10); "Then Queen Esther daughter of Avihail and Mordecai, wrote..." (Esther 9:29); "And the city of Shushan rang with joyous cries" (Esther 8:15).
Scroll: H: 13; L: 162.7 cm
Case: H: 20, Diam: 3.6 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: B86.0289, B86.0269 ; 182/180, 140/081

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

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