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Ancient Megilat Ester (Esther Scroll), ink on parchment, more than 300 years old, in very good condition.
The scroll was written in Italy in Sephardic script, North-Africa style. The end of the 17th century or beginning of the 18th century.
Rolled on wood, North-Africa style. The wood is from a later period. The scroll is not sewn to the wood.
On the page of Haman's ten sons, four decorations made by the ink of the quill pen with which the scroll was written.
Added is confirmation by an expert of the scroll's origin and time of writing.
16 columns. 23 lines in each.
Height of wood: 37 cm.
Height of parchment: 20.5 cm.
Length of scroll: 2.5 meter.
Condition: Very Good. The ink has almost not faded, except for several places where it has become blurred, mainly in the first pages. Stains. The stitches of the sheets have partially unraveled. Slight tears on the margins of the parchment in single places.
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Rare Megilat Ester - Italy, the Late 17th century

Estimate $1,040 - $1,600Apr 05, 2017
Starting Price $300
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