[Megilat Ester]. = [מגילת אסתר].
- Standardized Title:
- Bible. Esther
- Other Title:
- אשר הניא עצת גוים.
- [Tunisia?], [1800? - 1850?]
1 roll (7 membranes) : parchment ; 13 x 334 cm.
- Scrolls (information artifacts)
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- 19th century.
- This is a scroll of Esther written in North Africa, perhaps from Tunisia, likely during between 1800 and 1850. The blessing recited after the reading of Megilat Ester and a portion of the end of the acrostic piyut recited after called "Asher heni" is written after the last column in a later hand.
- Ms. roll.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Layout: Written in three columns of 18 lines for the first two membranes and two columns of 13 lines for the final five membranes; ruled in drypoint. For the portion detailing the hanging of the ten sons of Haman, the entire column is written with the names of the sons at the right side; this covers the entire column.
Script: Written in a North African safrut, the ritual script required for writing a Torah scroll. The first two membranes, or six columns, use an unadorned safrut, while the following columns use adorned safrut with tagin (crowns above certain letters).
Decoration: Some letters are highlighted and decorated with swirls and crowns.
Origin: Written in North Africa, perhaps from Tunisia, likely between 1800 and 1850, based on a comparison of the layout and script of similar rolls.
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Roll 2010.
- Asher heni ʻatsat goyim.
אשר הניא עצת גוים.
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- Access to this item is subject to staff review.
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