Mid-19th Century Austrian Silver Megillah Case and Esther Scroll
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.
Manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 24 lines, housed in an elaborately standing silver container of impressive and extraordinary handwork with a hidden key at the bottom for rolling the Megillah up in the container. This unique standing silver case is decorated with crown, shield, flowers and topped with a gilded ball. Marked with Austrian silver hallmarks.
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