Auction 83 Part 1 Rare and Important Items
Nov 23, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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LOT 6:

Miniature Esther Scroll, Fitted in Silver Case – Iraq

Sold for: $3,800
Start price:
$ 3,000
Estimated price:
$4,000 - $6,000
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Miniature Esther Scroll, Fitted in Silver Case – Iraq
Miniature Esther scroll fitted in an ornate silver case. Iraq, Ottoman Empire, [late 19th century or early 20th century].
Ink on parchment; silver, cast, pierced and engraved.
The scroll is written in neat Sephardic scribal script, on thin, light-colored parchment, 32 columns, 12 lines per column.
Fitted in an octagonal silver case, with foliate patterns. Surmounted by a dome, topped with an orange (coral lookalike) bead. Angled, ornamented handle.
Height of parchment: 5 cm. Case: 6.5 cm (including handle: 20 cm). Overall good condition. Minor tears. Minor corrections to text.
Reference:
Jewish Life in Art and Tradition, From the Collection of the Sir Isaac and Lady Edith Wolfson Museum, Hechal Shlomo, Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Hechal Shlomo, 1980, pp. 168-169.