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Title Sepia Esther Scroll Col. 1.
Related place Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Citation Note Poland
The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (JHI)
Host Item CJA Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts-57-0006077
Description Col. 1: Top margin: A city-scape, represented by a crowded group of buildings and towers, is depicted in the top margin with the Hebrew inscription, שושן, Shushan. The buildings have pointed roofs, wide arches and many windows and the towers are surmounted by spires. To the right of the city, above the margin on the right, is a scene of stags and birds among trees. The bottom margin contains a scene of Vashti sitting on a throne on the left at the head of a long laid table. She holds a cup in her left hand and a flask in her right. Ten women sit around the table, holding cups and spoons. One of the women sits before the table playing with a dog. Another dog jumps up on the right.Dishes and goblets are arranged on the table. A maidservant stands on the right holding a ladle in one hand and resting her other hand on a vessel. Another vessel stands on the ground to her left. A Hebrew inscription is written above the scene on the left, גם ושתי המלכה עשתה משתה נשים "Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women" (Es.1:9).
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts-57-0006077
System Number 997003921750405171

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