Torah Scroll on Gevil. Yemen, 19th Century.
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Complete Torah scroll written in ink on gevil. Yemen, 19th century.
Torah scroll handwritten in expert scribal script; uniform script along its entire length. Red gevil from a large domestic animal, per the Yemenite custom. The writing was done on the outside of the skin, resulting in its exceptional color: reddish-brown. The sheets and the writing appear uniform along the entire scroll. There are also corrections throughout the scroll attesting to the scroll's use over the years and its regular maintenance.
Sheet height: 50 cm, script height: 44 cm, 50 lines. Fine condition. The kashrut of the scrolls has not been examined.