Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll
Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll
Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll
Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll
Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll

Late 19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll

Regular price $7,995 Save $-7,995
1 in stock

The book of Esther is known as the only Bible book, besides the Song of Songs, that does not explicitly mention God. In this Megillah it seems that the sofer (the Jewish scribe of religious writings) was determined to show that the name of God does appear in the text, thus he accented in bold various letters from the text, which combined will read as various names of God. The scribe has also added small pointing hand symbols to the first column, to guide the reader to finding the ‘hidden message’.

Manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 17 lines, housed in an elaborately silver container of impressive and extraordinary handwork with a handle for rolling the Megillah up in the container. Hammering, cutting and scalpel work of vegetation and flowers. The Megillah case is topped with a coral.

Every item in Menorah Galleries is accompanied by a Lifetime "Certificate of Authenticity" and additional documentation and information regarding the individual artifact and its culture.


Dimensions:

Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)

Diameter: 1.58 in. (4 cm)

Material: Silver
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Period: 19th Century