Exhibition for Purim

Exhibition for Purim

The collection comprises twelve scrolls from Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. Eight of them are illustrated. Colourful Tempera bordiures surrounding the text impress with their decorativeness and images of birds and fish, woven into some of them, produce effect of wealth and imaginativeness. The exhibition for rent comprises 10 reproductions of the scrolls (45 x 55cm), glass frames and 13 plates with descriptive captions.

Celebrated on the last full moon before the spring equinox, on the 14th day of Adar, Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from annihilation in the kingdom of Persia, as described in the Scrolls of Esther. This story is a symbol of every oppression and persecution, from which God saves the Jewish nation. The most important objects associated with Purim celebrations are parchment, hand-written scrolls of Esther, Megillat Esther, from which the story of the deliverance of the Jews by Esther from the annihilation by the Persians is read twice during the holiday. Figural scenes usually take place at a royal court — they show the feast, Esther among servants or asking the king to save her nation, the royal heralds. These events often end with a presentation of Purim feast. Examples of all those characteristic motifs can be found in the Scrolls of Esther being part of the collections of the Jewish Historical Institute. The collection comprises twelve scrolls from Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. Eight of them are illustrated. Colourful Tempera bordiures surrounding the text impress with their decorativeness and images of birds and fish, woven into some of them, produce effect of wealth and imaginativeness. The exhibition for rent comprises 10 reproductions of the scrolls (45 x 55cm), glass frames and 13 plates with descriptive captions.

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