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With a pierced dome top, and a the body what is chased with floral decoration, this beautiful Jewish Megillah scroll was made in Russia in the nineteenth century. The handle is crafted elegantly in the form of a snake for the pull out scroll, and the piece bears both the maker's marks and an 84 mark for the quality of the silver.
The 'Megillah' refers to any book in of the books in the third section of the Jewish Bible, however it is most commonly associated with the third Ketuvim, The Book of Esther, as is this piece. The book is read by all Jewish communities on Purim, a festiva which celebrates the story told in the scroll, that of the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, a royal vizier to Ahasuerus or Xerxes I of the Achaemenid Empire.
This fine scroll is mounted in a stunning silver case with pierced dome that is exemplary of nineteenth century Russian craftsmanship, which bears beautiful floral decoration along its body.
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