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Auction 73: June 22nd, 2017

Lot: 302 (MEGILATH ESTHER) Complete Scroll of Esther accomplished in black ink on vellum. Composed on five membranes in 23 columns. Of petite size and uncommon format: Columns of text encircled by mirhab-shaped arches with repeating, geometric design elements, executed in green and colored inks. On verso of second membrane appears the name Hirsch Kohen. Darkened with few tears in first column, stained or faded in places with minimal loss of text. Height: 4.5 inches.

Continental: 18th-century. Est: $1,200 - $1,800

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