27 - 28 June 2006
[HEBREW MANUSCRIPT.] Esther scroll. 16th century-17th century.
141 x 2743 mm. Hebrew manuscript written in fine calligraphy on vellum, 8 membranes, 25 columns, 19 lines, with colored floriate decoration, wooden roller with bone handle. (Some light soiling and wear.) Provenance: Fred W. Allsopp (his sale Parke Bernet, 1 April 1947, lot 163).
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The text is written in a North African hand of the 19th century. The decorative style indicates that it is most probably of Moroccan origin.
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