Late 18th-early 19th century
Silver, parchment, oak ink. Cast, embossed, engraved, gold-gilded.
The Esther scroll, called the Megillah Esther, is an illuminated excerpt from the Torah Book of Esther, and is placed into a long cylindrical case made of wood or, most often, silver. The cylinder is profusely decorated and is used for the Purim festival.