Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Plaque for the Month of Adar – Micrography of Megillat Esther – Safed, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

Opening: $500

Large, handwritten and hand–decorated plaque for the month of Adar. [Safed?, late 19th or early 20th century].
Inscription at the top of the plaque: "Mishenichnas Adar Marbin BeSimchah", followed by a dedication forming the acronym "Mishloach Manot" and various verses. The laws of the megillah reading are written in the center in four columns. Megillah blessings and Shoshanat Yaakov piyyut at the bottom part of the plaque. Micrographic border containing the text of the megillah. The plaque was not completed – some areas remain blank, and one law was not inscribed (though space was allotted to it).

Approx. 70X50 cm. Fair condition. Tears and open tears to margins and along folds. Traces of sellotape repairs. Stains, including ink stains due to folding. Creases.

Provenance: Estate of R. Yosef Zvi Geiger (1870–1944).

Calendars, Braodsides and Posters – Graphics and Prints
Calendars, Braodsides and Posters – Graphics and Prints