Parchment scroll



Accession Number
W967
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Writing
Object Type
Written document, Parchment
Material
Natural compounds (Parchment)
Measurements
Height: 50mm | Length: 320mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

a parchment scroll with the Book of Esther in Hebrew. The date is uncertain but is estimated to be around 1600 AD. The scroll tells of how Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of king Xerxes saved her people from extinction. In memory of the deliverance, the scroll is read out during the Purim Festival (Feb/March).

Audio

Wellcome Number
A8627
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 11 Jan 1921, Lot 40
Auction Details
An ivory prayer scroll
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Language
Hebrew
Script
Hebrew
Last modified: 18 Sep 2021

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