Auction 69 Part 1 Rare and Important Items
Tuesday, 3.12.19, 17:00 (Your local time)
Israel
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.

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LOT 4:

Parchment Esther Scroll – Illustrations and Gold Leaf

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Start price:
$ 7,000
Estimated price:
$8000-10,000
Auction house commission: 23%
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Large Esther scroll, decorated with printed illustrations and gold leaf. [Publisher and place of printing not indicated; ca. late 1990s].
Ink on parchment; crimson paint and gold leaf. Signed and dated by the artist in several place, in the plate: "Hanin 97" / "Hanin 98".
Large format "HaMelech" scroll (most columns begin with the word "HaMelech"). Ashkenazic script. Decorated with printed illustrations, highlighted with crimson paint and gold leaf – a scene from the Megillah unfolds at the foot of each column, while a pair of animals from traditional Jewish iconography top each column (pairs of lions, eagles and deer). The columns are separated with European and Oriental landscapes, set in fine frames, with birds, crowns and winding, foliate motifs. On the opening tab of the scroll, depictions of a palace courtyard and Mordechai riding a horse.
Height (including roller): 67 cm. Very good condition.

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