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81. A MINIATURE MEGILLAT ESTHER WITH ORIGINAL CASE...

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81. A MINIATURE MEGILLAT ESTHER WITH ORIGINAL CASE BY THE BEZALEL SCHOOL. Jerusalem, 1927. Decorated with applied wire work and a panel of Queen Esther kneeling before the king. Marked MEMBERSHIP IN BEZALEL 1927. Fitted with a parchment scroll with colored illustrations by Ze’ev Raban These miniature Esther Scrolls were given to members of Bezalel. Another, also dated 1927, is in the collection of the Israel Museum. See Bezalel 1906-29, ed. Nurit Shilo-Cohen, p. 266. 4” long. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, December 2007 lot 116.