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Lot 319

"Tnu Shira" Leaf - A Shiviti Board for Purim - Persian Kurdistan, Beginning of the 20th Century

"Tnu Shira" - Leaf of blessings for the reading of the Scroll of Esther, in the format of a Shiviti board. Persian Kurdistan.

Ink and watercolor on paper.

"Tnu Shira" leaves, opening with the piyut "Tnu Shira" and referred to by this name, include a LaMenatzeach menorah and blessings for the reading of the Scroll of Esther, constitute a unique custom of Persian Jews.

On both sides of the Menorah, a Persian dedication in Hebrew letters: "ג'הת נור ג'שמי, התלמיד עבדאלאה בן מי' סורה הי"ו". Dated under the menorah [dating is erased].

45x35 cm. Stains and wear. Fold marks, with slight tears on the fold marks and light damage to the text. Pasted to a card board. Moderate-fine condition.