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Book of Esther or Megillah

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, vellum, tooled leather case
  • Place Made: Rome, Italy
  • DATES ca. 1790
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 2 x 2 in. (26 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
    MARKINGS Marks on finial and baluster: "F G."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Walter N. Rothschild
    CAPTION Book of Esther or Megillah, ca. 1790. Silver, vellum, tooled leather case, 10 1/4 x 2 x 2 in. (26 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Walter N. Rothschild, 49.228.7. Creative Commons-BY
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (a) Scroll, vellum, text decorated with columns surmounted by fruit baskets and linked by garlands. (b) Roller, silver, wrought finial composed of Tablets of Law supported by lions, paneled baluster handle. Condition: Good.
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