19th Century North African Purim Megillah

19th century

caption:
Purim Megillah, possibly from North Africa, Inscribed in ink on thick (leather or parchment) scroll, with turned wood roller, topped by four-lobed finial, 19th century

 

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.085

Medium
Inks;Wood

Topics
Items on Display; Purim

Collection
University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Description

‚ÄčThe Purim Megillah contains the Biblical Book of Esther, which is read every year on the Purim festival to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people living throughout the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman the Agagite to annihilate them.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Peerless

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