This strikingly beautiful Scripture Scroll of Esther is a
reproduction of a Megillat Esther created by Moshe Ben
Avraham in 1617 in Ferrara, Italy. The original scroll was
inscribed on parchment with spectacular decorations in vivid
color accompanying the text. The area between the columns of
text is decorated brilliantly with flora and fauna motifs.
At the top of each page appears the torso of a man in navy blue and
red fez, bespeaking the culture of Persia where the story took
place. Also at the top of each page is a painting of that page's
scene with subtitles and accompanying text. The scenes in the
scroll depict life—culture, clothing, interior design, and food—
as the artist knew it at the beginning of the seventeenth
The ornate case stands 16” tall, and 4 1⁄4” in diameter.