Hebrew scrolls of the Megillah of Esther are notoriously difficult to date and localize, given the longstanding traditions behind their production. Written on the skin of a kosher animal, the text comprises the ten chapters of the Book of Esther, including the story of Purim. Following tradition, in this copy the scribe has set off the names of the ten defeated sons of Haman in enlarged letters.
BRMS 53. [Megillah of Esther. Hebrew]. [Southern Europe? 18th century?]. Manuscript on vellum. From the Ruth and Lyle Sellers Medical Collection
Vellum manuscript Megillah of Esther scroll
“BRMS 53,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed February 1, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1836.